Easter Express by Skunk Train Willits, CA

299 East Commercial StreetWillits, CA 95490
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Celebrate Easter with a Skunk Train adventure! Bring the family and get ready for a fun-filled morning as you depart from Skunk Train Willits Depot to Crowley Meadow nestled deep in the redwoods. The Easter Express train ride ensures stunning countryside views and a wonderland of activities like an egg hunt, a visit with the Easter Bunny and photo ops galore.

up to 2 hrs 1 or more people

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our Willits Travel Experts
  • Meet the Easter Bunny at Crowley Meadow!
  • Enjoy a scenic 16-mile, 2-hour journey departing from Willits.
  • Tickets include an Easter egg hunt, a visit with the Easter bunny, and a commemorative gift.
  • Perfect for families and kids of all ages. Infants (2 and under) ride free on a lap.
  • A photo ID is required at check-in.
  • Train runs rain or shine. Dress appropriately.


from Skunk Train's Easter Express
Join Skunk Train this Easter for a fantastic springtime celebration! Enjoy tasty treats, a ride aboard the historic Skunk Train and a delightful celebration nestled deep within the redwoods. This Crowley departures from Willits.

This spring bring the whole family for a spectacular Easter celebration aboard the Skunk Train!

Receive festive treats, and upon arrival at the junction there will be an Easter wonderland waiting for guests. Meet the Easter Bunny, take advantage of a photo op, and soak in the splendor of Mendocino's mighty redwood groves. Happy Easter!

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Frequently Asked Questions about Skunk Train's Easter Express

What time does the Easter Express leave?

The Skunk Train Easter Easter express leaves at 10:30AM and runs from Friday to Sunday during Easter weekend. Please arrive at least 30 minutes prior to departure as the train leaves promptly at the departure time.

Where does the Skunk Train depart from?

The Skunk Train Easter Express departs from 299 East Commercial Street Willits, California 95490 and travels through the redwood-thick Noyo River Canyon.

Is the train wheelchair accessible?

Yes – but there are limitations, given that their railcars were built in the very early 1900s. Skunk Train strives to make every guest feel comfortable and will do their very best to accommodate your visit. Please make a note of any special requests at time of booking or call the phone number on your e-ticket.

How should we dress?

Comfortable and casual layered clothing is suggested to keep warm in the chilly months. If you plan on riding the open-air observation car they suggest dark clothing, because sometimes lighter clothing can get soot spots on it because of the steam engine.

What should I bring?

Bring your ID as a valid photo ID matching the guest information is required at check-in. Also, be sure to bring a camera to capture all the great photo opportunities along the ride through the redwood groves and with the Easter Bunny.

Do they accept credit cards for purchases on board?

No. For purchases made on the train, they accept cash only.

Are pets allowed on the train?

Dogs are the only pets permitted on board. They do ask that you be considerate of your canine though as the pets simply may not like trains. Please bring whatever they need to be comfortable (food, water, dishes, a leash, etc.). Dogs are $10.95 and reservations are suggested.

Can we bring food on the train?

Only if you have dietary restrictions or are traveling with a child. Concessions are available on the train.

Can we bring alcohol on the train?

No, they do not allow outside alcohol on board the train. They have a selection of wine and beer from beautiful Mendocino County including their own Skunk Beer (bottled by Anderson Valley Brewing Company), plus a full bar on board the train.

Why the name “Skunk Train”?

The nickname “Skunk” originated in 1925 when motorcars were introduced (today sometimes referred to as railbuses or railcruisers). These single-unit, self-propelled motorcars had gasoline-powered engines for power and a pot-bellied stove burning crude oil to keep the passengers warm. The combination of the fumes created a very pungent odor, and the old timers living along the line said these motorcars were like skunks, “You could smell them before you could see them.” The railroad’s historic name is California Western Railroad.