All aboard the Mendocino Skunk Train

Skunk Train.
Skunk Train. Photo by Brendan McGuigan.

One of the most entertaining ways to experience Mendocino County’s majestic redwoods is aboard the historic (and dog-friendly) Skunk Train, so named because the self-propelled, gasoline-powered “railbus” cars introduced in the 1920s stunk to high heaven.

Today, four-hour, dog-friendly round trips out of Willits dive deep into the woods, while one-hour round trips out of Fort Bragg give a taste of the environment while repairs are being made farther up the tracks. For a larger adventure, book reservations at Camp Noyo, a wilderness campground on the Noyo River accessible only by train.

Posted on: June 29, 2022

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