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The Mount Washington Cog Railway

Base Road, Six miles off Route 302, Bretton Woods, NH 03575
+1 800-922-8825
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Climb to the top of Mount Washington on the world's first mountain-climbing Cog Railway trains!
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  • Very good25%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
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Base Road, Six miles off Route 302, Bretton Woods, NH 03575
+1 800-922-8825
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Reviewed 12 October 2016

We had a gorgeous Fall day. It was 70 degrees at the base. At the top it was sunny and in the 30s. We only had a slight wind. We were happy that we had our parkas. On the way up the conductor explained the...More

Thank R&RKensington
Reviewed 12 October 2016

The Cog Railway is a fun, unique experience to get to the Mount Washington Observatory at 6288 ft. The views are good on the way up. The informational narration is good. A bit pricey, but worth the cost. The trip is 45 minutes each way,...More

Thank blue72jay
Reviewed 12 October 2016

I went to Mount Washington on the best day of October - sun was shining - we had a fantastisc view over the mountain all the way to Canada, and it wasn't cold at all on the top. It is a bit pricy - 70...More

Thank Anne R
Reviewed 12 October 2016

This was our first ever visit to the New Hampshire area & stopping in North Conway I had checked out things to do in the area & this was one. We were not disappointed. The drive up there is breathtakingly beautiful alone!! We took a...More

1  Thank Betty0710
Reviewed 12 October 2016

We dressed for the colder weather and took the train to the top of Mt. Washington. The ride up was OK, but the ride down was spectacular! The conductor shared really fun information and we watched the sun set over the mountains as we descended....More

Thank Katy G
Reviewed 11 October 2016

Started out a clear day, but when we got to the top it was a little cloudy so couldn't see too far, but it was still pretty awesome. The brakemen on the trains tell the history and stories of the railway. The views were great...More

Thank BetteKDyersville
Reviewed 11 October 2016

We absolutely loved this trip taken on Columbus Day! 2 pieces of advice: 1. If you can, choose your day carefully. Choose a clear day. There may still be cloud towards the top of the mountain, but you may get lucky & get the views...More

1  Thank Christine W
Reviewed 11 October 2016

Make a reservation for the time you want to take this 3 hour tour (1 hour up Mt. Washington, 1 hour at the top and 1 hour returning to station). Make sure you check the weather forecast as it is 6500 feet above sea level...More

Thank Kaye S
Reviewed 11 October 2016

Rode the Cog Railway as a child many years ago and this time it was still a wonderful experience. The brakeman gave an interesting and humorous history of the railway, as well as fascinating facts and figures. Even if you are not a railroad maven,...More

Thank joebbb
Reviewed 11 October 2016

The cog railroad and their staff make for a unique experience going slowly up Mount Washigton. The ride up and the ability to get to the summit of the mountain and experience the unique weather is the primary experience. On our visit we were fogged...More

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19 September 2017|
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Response from tosca1951 | Reviewed this property |
There is choice of one-way or round trip. Many people hike one way and ride back the other.
Evgenia F
10 September 2017|
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Response from club212rookie | Reviewed this property |
I took the biodiesel, the steam runs are limited & MORE MONEY, I took last ride up which also is a discounted rate. We were fortunate to see the steam in motion, no big deal! But there will soon be retiring it because of... More
23 July 2017|
Response from Dorotockeys | Reviewed this property |
I suggest calling them directly for that. I could not know.