Noyo River Redwoods Scenic Railbike Excursion from Fort Bragg, CA

Skunk Train30401 Sherwood Rd.Fort Bragg, CA 95437
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$495.00
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Overview

Travel along historic railroad tracks through magnificent redwoods on a Skunk Train Rail Bike. This guided trip begins with a scenic hike down to the Noyo River where your bikes await. Then becomes a 25-mile railbike journey following the river, crossing 12 wooden trestle bridges and stopping for a picnic with ample time to explore before heading back.

up to 4 hrs 1 or more people

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our Fort Bragg Travel Experts
  • Breeze along the world-famous Redwood Route from Sherwood Road to the Noyo River.
  • Travel over historic trestle bridges that offer stunning views of the river below.
  • Enjoy an hour break in the Redwoods with complimentary lunch and drink at Camp Noyo.
  • Tour duration approximately 4 to 4 1/2 hours, covering a distance of 25 miles.
  • Check-in is 15 minutes prior to tour time.
  • Must be age 6 and up to ride (18 for single rider). Maximum weight per rider is 250lbs.
  • Includes railbike rental for 2 people, helmets, picnic lunch and refreshments.
  • Bring closed-toe shoes (required), weather-appropriate clothing and your photo ID.
  • This is a strenuous and lengthy trip, requiring good mobility to descend and ascend 15 stories to the railbikes from Sherwood Road.
  • For a shorter, less formidable trip, see Skunk Train's Pudding Creek Railbike Excursion.

Description

from Noyo River Redwoods Scenic Railbike Excursion
Discover a new side of the Redwood Route aboard a custom-built, two-person electric Skunk Trail Rail Bike.

Motor-assisted and virtually silent, these custom-built, patent pending, two-person railbikes will take you breezing along the world-famous Redwood Route.

This Mendocino rail bike excursion will take you 25 miles far off the beaten path along the meandering Noyo River and deep into old-growth redwood groves, on a section of track now reserved exclusively for railbikes.

Begin your day at Skunk Train's Sherwood Road property with a scenic hike down through the redwoods to the Noyo River and the east end of Tunnel #1. You’ll get acquainted with your bikes and guides, and set off. Trips will be staggered by a few minutes so that you can enjoy the solitude of the route as you make your way 11 miles inland along the tranquil river.

You’ll pass South Fork, Ranch, Redwood Lodge, Grove, and other historic stops, crossing over 12 wooden trestle bridges that offer stunning views of the river below.

Pull into Camp Noyo and take an hour break, with a picnic and refreshments offered complimentary for your enjoyment. Take a swim in the river, relax, or stroll among the redwoods before setting off on your return.

Please Note: This is a strenuous and lengthy trip, requiring good mobility to descend and ascend 15 stories to the railbikes from Sherwood Road. For those looking for a shorter, less formidable trip, see Skunk Train's Pudding Creek excursion, departing from their Fort Bragg depot.

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Frequently Asked Questions about Noyo River Redwoods Scenic Railbike Excursion

Where is the Railbikes on the Noyo located?

This Skunk Train Rail Bikes adventure boards and departs from the Sherwood House at 30401 Sherwood Rd, Fort Bragg, CA 95437. The journey is round trip, you will end where you board.

When should we arrive?

Please arrive 15 minutes prior to your scheduled departure time. There are no refunds for late arrivals. Railroad pedal car tours operate rain or shine.

How long is this Skunk Train Rail Bikes trip?

The Noyo River Redwoods Scenic Railbike Excursion is approximately 4 to 4 1/2 hours and covers a distance of 25 miles. Total traveling time is about 90 minutes in each direction, with a stop for a picnic lunch and free time to explore.

Is parking provided?

Free parking is provided near the Sherwood House location.

Are there any age/physical/health/etc. restrictions for this activity?

This trip is lengthy and strenuous. You must be in good physical shape and able to walk a long distance (getting down to your bike and back up at the end, it’s 15 stories of hiking). Single riders must be at least 18 years of age. All passengers must be able to walk steep and rugged terrain and be at least 6+ years old. Maximum weight 250 pounds per passenger. Riders should be capable of bicycling recumbently for 30 minutes at low exertion. The rail bikes include an optional motorized assist to help anyone on any grade or simply to allow you to take a short breather during the ride.

What should I bring?

Bring water, insect repellent, sunscreen and a hat to avoid sunburn during the ride. Helmets are provided, however you may bring your own helmet if you wish. Bring a picture ID.

What should I wear?

Closed-toed shoes are required. Dress in casual sports attire and for the weather- including rain gear if need be. Dress in layers during the winter months as the area will be colder. Railbike tours operate rain or shine.

Is the activity appropriate for children?

All riders must be at least 6 years old, in good physical condition and able to walk a long distance.

Can I bring my camera?

Yes! There are many scenic views along this trip. Plus, there is no steering and riding is hands free, making it easy to take pictures and video along the way. Please note, drones are not permitted.

What's included in this tour?

This Skunk Train Rail Bike tour includes railbike rental for 2 people, helmets, a picnic lunch and refreshments. If you have any food allergies, please call the number on your e-ticket prior to your tour date.

Can I bring my own food/beverages?

Yes, you may bring water and snacks with you on this experience. A picnic lunch and refreshments are included.

Can I bring my pet?

No dogs are allowed on this experience.

What safety precautions are in place for this railbike trip (if any)?

All railroad pedal cars will have a generous gap in between to maintain social distancing from other parties during the trip.

Will we be required to sign a waiver?

Yes, all passengers are required to fill out a rail bike participant release of liability and assumption of risk agreement prior to receiving their boarding passes.