Scenic Train Rides on the Oregon Coast
Experience the beautiful Tillamook Coast in a way like no other: riding an historic steam locomotive. Sit back and feel the breeze blow through your hair as the train chugs along Tillamook Bay, revealing breathtaking views of both the bay and the ocean.
Stops along the shore for you to explore
The train starts its journey in Garibaldi, where the station has recently been renovated and expanded, with additions that make the facility more eco-friendly and provide space for community meetings. Come to town early to check out the station and explore a bit before you board. Enjoy the Garibaldi Museum, which catalogues the maritime history of the region, or visit the heart of the city, the working fishing marina. From Garibaldi, the train winds up the coast to lovely Wheeler, the picturesque little fishing village with views of the bay and surrounding hills. Check out the shops for antiques, fabrics, jewelry and more—the stores here are full of wonderful souvenirs and curiosities, showing off small-town charm. The final stop is Rockaway Beach, where you can grab a bowl of the most delicious clam chowder from the famous Old Oregon Smokehouse and take a stroll through the International Police Museum to learn something new.
(Note: you can hop on at either end of the line, so your order of stops may look different.)
Excursions are offered daily in the summer months
Founded in 2003, the Oregon Coast Scenic Railroad operates scenic train rides along 46 miles of railroad that runs from the Port of Tillamook Bay to the east side of the Oregon Coast Range. Take a few extra days off around July 4th, and enjoy a train ride before you celebrate Independence Day in Rockaway Beach! Excursions are offered daily in the summer months with special trips during the year, such as the:
- Santa Train for the holidays
- Four-course, three-hour dinner trains
- Pumpkin Train in the fall
A beautiful way to spend the day
Immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of yesterday as the steam whistle blows and the wheels grind across the tracks. As the locomotive pulls into stops in Rockaway Beach and Wheeler, the ringing of the bell will turn heads in awe and wonder. Experience unique views of the Oregon Coast and Nehalem Bay on scenic train rides offered from the end of May through the beginning of September. Watch bald eagles and pelicans soar on the wind around you, dancing with the salty mist from the ocean waves crashing against exposed cliffs.
Enjoy the vintage-look shelters built alongside the tracks
The charm of these scenic train rides begins the moment you purchase your ticket onboard from the caboose that doubles as a gift shop. The depots in each town are vintage-look shelters built alongside the tracks and decorated by each community. And the train ride lets you explore without the hassle of driving. You’ll learn about the history of railroading and the local landscape unfolding before you.
So, reserve a seat for the whole family, because these 90-minute round-trip scenic train rides will delight young and old alike. All ages are welcome, and each train trip offers indoor and outdoor seating.