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Rail Canyon is the seventh stage in Sonic Heroes.


As the name suggests, it is a canyon filled level with a large number of 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.


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 as ordered by their client. Each team has a different reason to come here, but generally, they are looking to find and stop Dr. Eggman.

Rank requirements

The following is a list of requirements to attain a rank for each mission with each team.[1]

Normal Missions

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!

Extra Missions

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 in minutes.)
Team Rose 4:00 4:30 5:00 5:30 >5:30 Collect 200 rings! (Time in minutes.)
Team Chaotix 34,000 32,000 30,000 25,000 <25,000 Infiltrate the terminal station within 6 minutes!

In other media

Archie Comics

Main article: Rail Canyon Zone


  • This stage has used more rails than any other Sonic level. Final Rush from Sonic Adventure 2 is a close second.
  • 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 in this stage launch Team Sonic at an extremely fast speed on the rails which may make jumping to a parallel rail a bit trickier.
  • There are rock formations in this stage that resemble the Jack o' Lantern rock formations from the Pumpkin Hill stage in Sonic Adventure 2. There are also a few formations that resemble witches' hats.


Name Artist Length Music Track
Stage 07: Rail Canyon N/A 2:40
Stage 07 Rail Canyon


Sonic Heroes Rail Canyon04:45

Sonic Heroes Rail Canyon

Sonic Heroes Rail Canyon (Team Dark)06:14

Sonic Heroes Rail Canyon (Team Dark)

Sonic Heroes Rail Canyon (Team Rose)03:43

Sonic Heroes Rail Canyon (Team Rose)

Sonic Heroes Rail Canyon (Team Chaotix)-006:03

Sonic Heroes Rail Canyon (Team Chaotix)-0

Sonic Heroes Rail Canyon Super Hard11:24

Sonic Heroes Rail Canyon Super Hard


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

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