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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!
  • Excellent65%
  • Very good25%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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Base Road, Six miles off Route 302, Bretton Woods, NH 03575
+1 800-922-8825
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Reviewed 3 days ago

My family and I took the steam Cog up to the summit. First of all be aware that by the time you get your tickets and take the round trip you will spend 3 plus hours. The day was a very cloudy day. The trip...More

Thank RogerDSmiley
Reviewed 3 days ago

Could not stop taking picks but the camera just did not capture the magnitude of the beauty. Pretty chilly and windy at the top which made for a few laughs!!Stunning views could only imagine looking at the moon from the top of the mountains would...More

Thank Brandi S
Reviewed 4 days ago

Took the opportunity to ride the Mt Washington Cog Railway with friends today. I'd always been hesitant to even consider going up this steep mountain I'd hiked 3 times in the past. It was in the 80's and beautiful sunshine at the base. Obtained our...More

Thank Clarice G
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

After a year attending University in New England my time is coming to a close. With all academic requirements and graduation over it was time to set my sights on the "must see attractions." Mount Washington, New Hampshire was exactly that. I decided to do...More

Thank LLoyd B
Reviewed 6 days ago

Afterwards our teens wanted to hike to the top. Very doable given 5-7 hours. Cog railway was fun tho. 70 degrees to 37 degrees in an hour. Cold and rainy at top. We hear the views are spectacular on a clear day. No views for...More

Thank MLFrazie
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We did this with our three teenage daughters on a beautiful day in early June. Pictures and videos can't do it justice! 1 hr up, 1 hr at top, 1 hr down, 37% Slope in places. A beautiful day - I understand it is not...More

1  Thank Buddy V
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you don't want to drive to the top of Mt. Washington this is the way to get up there! The train is very nice, staff and attendants on the train are super friendly and very informative. The scenery is beautiful and the brakeman describes...More

Thank NanaSmurf1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Although tickets are on the expensive side this is an experience that should not be missed. All in all including the travel up and down and a walk around the top it takes about three hours. We were very fortunate to go on a sunny...More

Thank LERA7
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped here on a road trip this summer and boy was I pleasantly surprised. I wasn't sure what to expect but it was one of the most unique experiences I've ever had. The views are breathtaking and the staff are informative and friendly. We had...More

1  Thank TravelGirlAK87
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The train holds a lot of people and yet there is plenty of room. You can move around and get photos at different points during the ride up and down. I think it would be a little difficult if you had some physical issues getting...More

Thank geminigirlNewYork
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Thomas W
how much legroom do the cars have?
22 June 2017|
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Response from MLFrazie | Reviewed this property |
More than a plane. Very comfortable ride. The seats can face forward or towards one another if you are in a group. But with such a steep incline going up, it's best to have the seats facing towards the mountain. My... More
I am planning to visit the area in the middle of October. 1. has anyone experienced motion sickness riding cog railway? I am usually fine with trains, but never been on anything like this. 2. Will the tickets be sold out for the fall foliage season? Can I still buy the tickets on the day of or 1 week before the ride? Thank you!
31 May 2017|
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Response from Katherine L | Reviewed this property |
I get motion sickness very easily, but had no problems on the Cog. It moves at something like 5 miles an hour, and doesn't rock at all. I would definitely purchase tickets in advance for the foliage season, as that is a very... More
what is the difference between the three platforms mentioned in the railways website [ a,b,c] ?
10 May 2017|
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Response from Katherine L | Reviewed this property |
There is really no difference between the platforms, they are all right next to each other. They line the trains up, one at each platform, then you just get on the train your tickets are for. They all leave at around the... More