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You may be looking for Rail Canyon from Tails' Skypatrol, or the Rail Canyon Zone from the Archie Comics.

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This has gotta be Eggman's base
Security is tight around here, so watch your backs.

Vector the Crocodile and Team Chaotix's mysterious client, Sonic Heroes

Rail Canyon is the seventh stage in Sonic Heroes


As the name suggests, Rail Canyon is a canyon-filled stage with a large number of Grind Rails, which most of the level is spent grinding upon. This stage is quite long, and for the majority of it, there is no solid ground. Completing this stage leads to Bullet Station.

There are rock formations in this stage that resemble the Jack o' Lantern rock formations from Pumpkin Hill in Sonic Adventure 2. There are also a few formations that resemble witches' hats.


After defeating an army of robots in Robot Carnival, Team Sonic goes on to destroy Dr. Eggman's base before sundown to meet their three-day deadline. Team Dark must find the entrance to Eggman's base to interrogate the doctor. Team Rose must go beyond the Rails to find Froggy and Chocola, and Team Chaotix must infiltrate the terminal station as ordered by their client.



Team Sonic

Mission 1

  • Get to the terminal station!

Mission 2

  • Get to the goal ring within 5 minutes!

Team Dark

Mission 1

  • Find the entrance to Eggman's base!

Mission 2

  • Defeat 100 enemies!

Team Rose

Mission 1

  • Go beyond the rails!

Mission 2

  • Collect 200 rings!

Team Chaotix

Mission 1

  • Infiltrate the terminal station!

Mission 2

  • Infiltrate the terminal station within 6 minutes!


Rank Score/Time[1]
Team Sonic Team Dark Team Rose Team Chaotix
Result 026.png 35,000 45,000 38,000 32,000
Result 028.png 30,000 40,000 36,000 28,000
Result 030.png 25,000 35,000 32,000 24,000
Result 032.png 20,000 30,000 28,000 20,000
Result 034.png <20,000 <30,000 <28,000 <20,000

Rank Score/Time[1]
Team Sonic Team Dark Team Rose Team Chaotix
Result 026.png 35,000 10:30 4:00 34,000
Result 028.png 30,000 11:00 4:30 32,000
Result 030.png 25,000 11:30 5:00 30,000
Result 032.png 20,000 12:30 5:30 25,000
Result 034.png <20,000 >12:30 >5:30 <25,000

In other media

Books and comics

Archie Comics

Main article: Rail Canyon Zone

In the Sonic the Hedgehog comic series and its spin-offs published by Archie Comics, Rail Canyon appears as "Rail Canyon Zone", where it serves as an outpost for the Eggman Empire.


  • This stage has used more Grind Rails than any other Sonic level, though Final Rush from Sonic Adventure 2 is a close second.
  • During the Team Chaotix mission, if the player uses the Leaf Swirl to go through the laser security, then switches to Charmy or Vector, it is possible to get to the Warp Flower without activating the switches.
  • On the Team Chaotix variant of the stage using other teams, there aren't any objects placed on the level, other than the global and decoration layouts. This makes it impossible for players to reach further parts of the stage and complete the level. Although the Team Chaotix edit is considered to be the 7th level of the game, it is the 50th level according to the game files and 36th in the executable.
    • Like Mystic Mansion, all players start at the same point Team Chaotix does on this stage edit.
  • In Super Hard Mode, the rail boosters in this stage launch Team Sonic at an extremely fast speed on the Grind Rails, which may make jumping to a parallel Grind Rail slightly more difficult.


Name Artist(s) Length Music track
"STAGE 07 : RAIL CANYON" Jun Senoue 2:40
Beta Jun Senoue 2:43



  1. 1.0 1.1 Guess, Gerald (6 January 2004). Sonic Heroes: Prima's Official Strategy Guide. Prima Games. p. 159. ISBN 0761544496.

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