Mendocino County: Skunk Train Wolf Tree Turn Train Ride

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Mendocino County: Skunk Train Wolf Tree Turn Train Ride

Activity provider: Skunk Train
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From US$ 59.95 per person

Ride the historic Skunk Train through the scenic Willits Valley and travel over the highest point. This 2-hour round trip will take you over the summit through Tunnel #2 and down into the Noyo River Canyon with a brief stop to take in the natural beauty.

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Duration 2 hours
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Wheelchair accessible


  • Ride the historic Skunk Train through the ecological wonderland of Noyo River Canyon
  • Stop at Crowley and take in the beauty of the iconic Wolf trees and surrounding wildlife
  • Marvel at the famous mighty giant Redwood trees that made Mendocino County famous
Full description
Join this magical train ride through the redwoods on the world-famous Skunk Train. Since 1885 the historic train has made its way through old-growth redwood groves, through spectacular tunnels, and into the heart of the Noyo River canyon.  On this 2 hour round trip, discover an amazing ecological wonderland and an excellent opportunity to discover the mighty giants that made Mendocino County famous. Your train ride will stop briefly at Crowley while you enjoy the splendor of one of the oldest and most iconic trees along the route. The Wolf Tree was so named for the large growth off of one side. The original Skunk Train began as a logging route back in 1885, transporting families and workers to and from logging camps. The train received its now-famous nickname back in 1925 when motorcars were introduced that ran on gasoline and which had a pot-bellied stove burning crude oil to keep the passengers warm.
  • 2-hour roundtrip historic train ride to Noyo River Canyon
  • Snacks and beverages are available for purchase
  • Gratuity
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

299 East Commercial Street, Willits, California 95490

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card

Not allowed

  • Food and drinks

Know before you go

  • Please arrive 30 minutes prior to your departure time for check-in
  • Note that a valid photo ID is required for check-in
  • No outside food or beverages are allowed, however snacks and beverages are available for purchase on board
Customer reviews

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4.6 /5

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April 24, 2022

The Conductor was very knowledgeable, polite, and had a commanding presence. He made sure we were safe. The train was clean. We hope the tunnel gets fixed soon. We need to keep the Skunk Train going.

April 18, 2022

August 20, 2021

Product ID: 325008