• Skunk Train

    • Attraction
    • Retail Shop
    • Shopping
    Foot of Laurel Street
    Fort Bragg, CA 95437
    (707) 964-6371
    (707) 964-6428 (fax)
    9am – 3pm Daily; Departure Times Vary Based on Time of Year

    About Us

    Located in Northern California’s Mendocino County there is a skunk running through the redwood forest. But this isn’t just any skunk – it’s the world-famous Skunk Train. Since 1885 the Skunk Train has read more
    • About

      Located in Northern California’s Mendocino County there is a skunk running through the redwood forest. But this isn’t just any skunk – it’s the world-famous Skunk Train. Since 1885 the Skunk Train has been entertaining and inspiring passengers along the renowned Redwood Route, and the views today are virtually unchanged from those of over a century ago. The redwoods along the tracks tower overhead as you make your way over trestle bridges, along gently wending tributaries, and deep into primeval canyons. These trees can grow to heights of more than 350 feet, and can live to be 2,000 years old. Many original groves were left untouched when the line was first built, and today they offer some incredible opportunities to view these silent giants. Trains depart regularly from both Fort Bragg, CA on the beautiful Mendocino Coast and Willits, CA in the rolling inland corridor.

    • Highlights

      • Daily Departures
      • 1-Hour Round-Trip Out of Fort Bragg
      • 4.5-Hour Round-Trip Out of Willits
      • Scenic Historic Views
      • Family and Pet-Friendly
    • Media

    • Directions

      Located on West Laurel Street in Downtown Fort Bragg.

    • Upcoming Events

    • Resources for Businesses During the COVID-19 Crisis Resources for Businesses During the COVID-19 Crisis

      Mendocino County Officially Placed on State COVID-19 Watch List

      Condado de Mendocino oficialmente colocado en la lista de vigilancia COVID-19 del estado.

      Health Officer Dr. Noemi Doohan issued a new Shelter-In-Place (SIP) Order, Thursday, August 13, 2020, which went into effect at 3:00 pm on Friday August 14, 2020. The new Order maintains current restrictions, but adds additional limitations regarding gatherings and Children’s Extracurricular Activity Stable Bubbles. In addition, Dr. Doohan issued an Order regarding COVID-19 Protocols for Schools to support Mendocino County schools’ planning efforts regarding in-person instruction. Mendocino County’s revised SIP goes in effect Friday, August 14 at 3:00 p.m. and will be in place until 3:00 p.m. on September 11, 2020. A revised order will be released upon the expiration of this Order.

      Revised Health Order, issued on August 13, 2020

      Please note Mendocino County is on the State County Monitoring List and the required State restrictions on high risk industries are included in the local SIP. For more information regarding the Monitoring List visit COVID19.CA.GOV.

      We will be posting resources to help our local businesses during this difficult and unprecedented crisis.  

      The Chamber is here to support you and our goal is to provide as much information as possible so that you will have access to resources that can help you through this extremely challenging time.

      Although our office is closed, I'll be working from home and available via phone and email.  I've temporarily laid off my staff to mitigate the impact on the Chamber budget.

      For eNews submissions:  
      *Please note that all submissions should be regarding announcements that follow all state and local orders. We ask that events are not submitted at this time unless they are virtual events or webinars.

      Please let me know how else I can support you and your businesses.

      I hope that you are all doing as well as can be expected under these stressful times.

      Take care, STAY HOME and be well.
      To reach me call 707-961-6302. 

      Love Local mendoThis Shop Local program is created and launched as a partnership of the Greater Ukiah Business and Tourism Alliance, the Mendocino Coast Chamber of Commerce, the Willits Chamber of Commerce, and community leaders.

      Love Local Mendo Website

      Click Here For the Application


      It is designed to represent businesses from Hopland to Laytonville, across the county to Boonville, Fort Bragg and the South coast. The focus of the campaign is to create a central marketing effort to support local businesses to generate income while closed to the public.

      The campaign is a perfect platform to market your services, gift cards, and products. It will directly link customers to your selling platform. (delivery, curbside pickup, etc. within the guidelines of the most recent Shelter In Place orders must be observed)





      County of Mendocino COVID-19 updates

      Mendocino County has an up-to-date information site including business resources.  Our two coastal districts also have very active Facebook Groups:

      4th District :: 5th District

      City of Fort Bragg press releases

      West Business Development Center

      How your business may be impacted and resources to help.

      Community Foundation Resources

      KOZT Resource Page

      MCN Update page

      A message for business that use Square

      Today Square Online Store released the option for curbside pickup, and later this week a local delivery feature will be available for all businesses so that you can quickly adapt to this changing environment. They are also waiving curbside pickup and delivery fees for the next three months. Square Online Store already offers online orders for in-store pickup with no monthly fee. They are refunding all software subscription fees for the month of March.

      KGUA Resources