Rail canyon
Rail Canyon
Background Information
Feature films
Television programs
Video games Sonic Heroes (First and only appearance)
Park attractions
Inspiration Grand Canyon
Other Information
Other names
Visitors Sonic the Hedgehog, Knuckles the Echidna, Miles "Tails" Prower, Shadow the Hedgehog, Rouge the Bat, E123 Omega, Amy Rose, Cream the Rabbit, Big the Cat, Vecter the Crocodile, Charmy Bee, Espio the Chameleon
Final state

Rail Canyon is the seventh stage in Sonic Heroes.


As the name suggests, it is a canyon filled level with a large amount of rails (which, of course, most of the level is spent grinding upon). This stage is quite long, and for the majority of it, there is no solid ground. Good grinding and rail switching skills will be needed to finish this stage without dying. Completing this stage leads to Bullet Station.

Story Edit

After defeating an army of robots in Robot Carnival, Team Sonic goes to destroy 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. Team Chaotix must infiltrate the terminal station. Each team has a different reason to come here, but generally, they are looking to find and stop Dr. Eggman.

Rank Requirements (Normal Missions)Edit

Rank A Rank B Rank C Rank D Rank E Mission 1
Team Sonic 35,000 30,000 25,000 20,000 <20,000 Get to the terminal station!
Team Dark 45,000 40,000 35,000 30,000 <30,000 Find the entrance to Eggman's base!
Team Rose 38,000 36,000 32,000 28,000 <28,000 Go beyond the rails!
Team Chaotix 32,000 28,000 24,000 20,000 <20,000 Infiltrate the terminal station!

Rank Requirements (Extra Missions)Edit

Rank A Rank B Rank C Rank D Rank E Mission 2
Team Sonic 35,000 30,000 25,000 20,000 <20,000 Get to the goal ring within 5 minutes!
Team Dark 10:30 11:00 11:30 12:30 >12:30 Defeat 100 enemies! (Time minutes.)
Team Rose 4:00 4:30 5:00 5:30 >5:30 Collect 200 rings! (Time minutes.)
Team Chaotix 34,000 32,000 30,000 25,000 <25,000 Infiltrate the base within 6 minutes!


Sonic Heroes - Rail Canyon (Looped)

Sonic Heroes - Rail Canyon (Looped)



  • This stage has used more rails than any other Sonic level. Final Rush from Sonic Adventure 2 is a close second.
  • There is a glitch on this level. During the Team Chaotix mission, if the player uses Leaf Swirl to go through the laser security, then switch to Charmy or Vector, it is possible to get to the teleport flower without activating the switches.
  • In Super-Hard mode, the rail boosters launch Team Sonic at an extremely fast speed which may make jumping to a parallel rail a bit tricky.
  • There are rock formations in this stage that resemble the Jack o' Lantern rock formations in the Pumpkin Hill stage of Sonic Adventure 2. There are also a few formations that resemble witches' hats.