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The Mount Washington Cog Railway

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Climb to the top of Mount Washington on the world's first mountain-climbing Cog Railway trains!
Base Road, Six miles off Route 302, Bretton Woods, NH 03575
+1 800-922-8825
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The cog railway that ascends Mt Washington provides plenty of time to appreciate the views (on a clear day). Even if the weather is inclement, the train's brake operator provides an informative commentary on the way up that explains why the railway was constructed. When...More

Thank Theo C
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Unfortunately, it was foggy the morning we went. I would avoid the morning runs unless it’s already bright and sunny. But it was still fun. With the engine in the back going up sit on the left side and coming down with the engine in...More

Thank MrsPickle
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Karla and I rode the COG train up the mountain this morning and while the top of the mountain was enveloped in clouds we had a fun time riding the train to the summit. We ate lunch at the top and then returned to the...More

Thank Anazeteo
Reviewed 2 days ago

It was a pleasant drive to the Cog Railway through the forests where the leaves were beginning to change colour. We didn’t need the warm clothes we’d been told to take, even at the summit. It was worth doing and I particularly enjoyed the alpine...More

Thank hoteljunkie99
Reviewed 2 days ago

It's basically a train that goes up the side of Mount Washington. An amazing feat of engineering that takes you to the top of the mountain. The views on the journey and at the top are amazing if you are lucky enough, as we were,...More

Thank NorwichSteve
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Make sure that you ride the Mt Washington Cog Railway if you are in the area. The ride to the top of NE USAs highest peak offered amazing views on a day where the weather could not have been better. The commentary bey the brakemen...More

Thank steve_fossil
Reviewed 3 days ago

I've been fortunate to travel this railway twice... and had good weather both times. It's well worth the cost provided the weather is clear as there are fantastic views from the top of the mountain. It's sad to see the steam engines being replaced by...More

Thank Penylan11
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The train is very slow and the visibility was bad (on a very clear day). The whole place is too touristic with a bad taste. The guides would not stop talking for the entire ride up and down. On top of all that, our train...More

Thank עידן מ
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We made a day trip driving over from Wells Maine and although it was a long drive the Mt. Washington Cog Train was worth the effort. We took the 2:30 pm trip up which was the last trip of the day because of the length...More

2  Thank grbroucek
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I think that anyone who has a liking of a coal and steam driven locomotive up a mountain to a peak summit of 6,288 feet should like this ride. We did!!! Reservations were made a while back for the Waumbek 9, a coal and steam...More

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September 18, 2018|
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Response from wacotom | Reviewed this property |
Sure you can but I would ride up and hike down, but that is just me. Have fun.
September 5, 2018|
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Response from Renee O | Reviewed this property |
Cafeteria style food...pizza, subs, hot dogs...etc.
Heather W
August 20, 2018|
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Response from Jimmy C | Reviewed this property |
A sedan would be fine to drive to the top.