River Fox Train in West Sacramento, CA

Skunk Train18095 County Road 117West Sacramento, CA 95691
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Step aboard the River Fox Train for a nostalgic Sacramento train ride along the river and scenic Yolo countryside. Travel an historic stretch of track laid by the Northern Electric Co. in 1911. Styles vary from family excursions complete with fun activities, to an adults-only Weekender Express and Happy Hour Train featuring seasonal wines and craft beer.

up to 2 hrs 1 or more people

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our West Sacramento Travel Experts
  • Formerly the Yolo Shortline Railroad Company.
  • Weekender Express and Happy Hour Express are adults-only (21+) excursions.
  • Please arrive 30 minutes before your departure time as the train will depart on schedule.
  • Arrive early if you want to a greater selection of seats or to sit close to the bars.
  • Free parking available.
  • Dogs allowed aboard Weekender and Happy Hour Express (with dog ticket).
  • Pets not permitted aboard the River Fox Train Excursion.
  • Not wheelchair accessible.


from River Fox Train
Leave everything else behind and board the River Fox Train. Here, your spirit of adventure and nostalgia can be rekindled. This is your chance to depart from the ordinary and take advantage of a unique Sacrament train ride experience.

The focus is on having fun, fostering camaraderie, and providing a wide range of extraordinary adventures that let you savor the present and create priceless memories. There is something for everyone, from family-friendly excursions to adults-only libation excursions like the Weekender Express and Happy Hour train. Come ride on and break from the norm!

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Frequently Asked Questions about River Fox Train

Where is River Fox Train located?

River Fox Train is located at 18095 County Road 117, West Sacramento, CA 95691. The boarding location can be found just off of Old River Road. The journey is round trip and you will return to where you board.

When should we arrive?

Please arrive 30 minutes prior to your scheduled departure time as the train will depart on schedule. There are no refunds for missed trains.

How long is this trip?

The Sacramento train ride travels roughly 28 miles along the picturesque Old Garden Highway beside the Sacramento river. Train rides last approximately 1.5 - 2 hours depending on the tour selected.

Is parking provided?

Yes, on-site parking is provided and free of charge.

Is the train wheelchair accessible?

Unfortunately, due to the historic nature of the train cars, they are not wheelchair accessible.

What should I wear?

The River Fox Train doesn't have a dress code. But comfortable shoes are recommended.

Is this Sacramento Train ride appropriate for children?

The River Fox Excursion Train is suitable and a fun experience for all ages. However, the Weekender Express and Happy Hour train excursions are for adults-only (21+).

Can I bring my camera?

Yes! There are a ton of scenic views to see during the trip. The trip will give you unprecedented views of the Sacramento River and Yolo countryside.

Can I bring my own food and drinks?

Outside food and drinks are not permitted on board the train. However, you can enjoy outside food and drinks at the picnic table area at the train station. Additionally, the River Fox Train Concessions Car sells light snacks, alcoholic beverages, and non-alcoholic drinks. Must be 21+ and show ID to purchase alcoholic beverages.

Can I bring my pet?

Dogs are permitted aboard Weekender Express and Happy Hour Express (with dog ticket), in open-air cars only. Pets are not permitted aboard the River Fox Train Excursion.

Does the River Fox Train have restrooms?

Yes, the River Fox Train has several small, airplane, or bus-styled restrooms for guests.