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Skunk Train: Northspur Flyer from Willits

Skunk Train: Northspur Flyer from Willits
From US$90.72
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Skunk Train: Northspur Flyer from Willits
US$90.72
Overview

This 4 to 4.5-hour round trip departs Willits and begins the steep ascent (3.5% grade) to the summit of our line at 1,740 feet. Traveling through Tunnel No. 2, the trip descends into the Noyo River Canyon. In one spot, you will travel 8.5 miles to cover a straight-line distance of less than one mile in a serpentine of switchbacks. From Willits we operate the vintage 1925 M-100 motorcar / railcruiser or a diesel locomotive pulling passenger coaches and an open air car.

Northspur is the midpoint of the railroad and is the turnaround point for every train.

We look forward to seeing you and are currently inviting you to pack a picnic lunch to enjoy during your layover in Northspur – as there is temporarily no food vendor at Northspur.  There is a concession area on the train with snacks and beverages available for purchase, including a full bar.

What to Expect
This is a 4 to 4.5-hour round trip departing Willits.
Departure is 9:45am
Return is about 1:45pm
We suggest you arrive at the depot 30 minutes prior to departure for check-in and ticketing.
A valid photo ID is required to get your tickets.
Bring your voucher to redeem for tickets.
Passengers are not permitted to carry on or transport alcohol on the trains.
From Willits we operate the vintage 1925 M-100 motorcar / railcruiser or a diesel locomotive pulling passenger coaches and an open air car.
We look forward to seeing you and are currently inviting you to pack a picnic lunch to enjoy during your layover in Northspur – as there is temporarily no food vendor at Northspur.  There is a concession area on the train with snacks and beverages available for purchase, including a full bar.
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1 - 5 of 11 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Great for family and probably group outings

We came here for the 4 hr train ride and brought a picnic. The staff were friendly and the train ride was nice. Our kids loved it. The train was very clean. The picnic area was spacious and the 45 min was just perfect. I...More

Thank fibi713
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Needs better management

We rode the Skunk Train a while back. We hesitated to write this review, but: We had heard rumors about the "Chief Skunk" rudeness and poor management, but unfortunately experienced it first hand during this disappointing experience. We will keep this review objective. Courtesy, cleanliness,...More

3  Thank basenamead2008wh2018
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Enjoy the redwoods any other way

Workers/conductors are fine. Redwoods are wonderful. Diesel train not so good for the environment. The owner/managers seem to enjoy being discourteous. Tourists have many options to support nice local people that truly care about local resources, this just isn't one of them.

3  Thank anonlists
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile
Vacation with son

This was such an amazing experience, the redwoods were beautiful, everyone on board was friendly . The conductor mlykia was GREAT . I probably spelled his name wrong sorry .. when you stop for your 45 mins walk down to the river the water was...More

1  Thank Danielle B
Reviewed 1 July 2018
Great 4 The Whole Family

I read some reviews that were not so flattering. Even though the negative reviews were in the minority, it still made me pause and think before booking. But my wife and I went anyway today and had a wonderful time. It is especially great for...More

Thank Greg W
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Vince S
13 August 2018|
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Response from Danielle B | Reviewed this property |
There are about 3 cabose one with no seats
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David L D
22 July 2018|
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Response from Greg W | Reviewed this property |
I’m a senior and I do not believe that they offered a senior discount.
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David L D
22 July 2018|
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Response from basenamead2008wh2018 | Reviewed this property |
No. And there most definitely should be senior and disabled discounts.
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