Surrounded by the spectacular natural beauty of Northern California's redwood forests and the Pacific Ocean, Fort Bragg is an ideal destination for both visitors and small businesses. Located in historic Mendocino County, it is the largest town on the scenic North Coast between San Francisco and Eureka. This growing, prosperous city offers a unique blend of natural resources, recreation, and scenery.
Fort Bragg is the western terminus of the California Western Railroad (otherwise known locally as the "Skunk Train", which was either caused or was inspired by the local train logo, a skunk), running through the Coast Redwood forests to the city of Willits, 40 miles (64 km) inland. Started in 1885 as a rail route for moving large logs to the mills, the Skunk Train now offers scenic tours through the redwoods.
The city is also home to the Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens, a 47-acre (190,000 m2) garden along the coastal bluffs.