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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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Fantastic experience

On an escorted coach holiday to New England and this was one of the highlights of our trip. The... read more

Reviewed 6 November 2017
Jean T
Oxted, United Kingdom

We went on a bus group trip to the New England area to enjoy the fall foliage and the Cog railroad... read more

Reviewed 5 November 2017
Paris, Tennessee
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Climb to the top of Mount Washington on the world's first mountain-climbing Cog Railway trains!
  • Excellent67%
  • Very good24%
  • Average5%
  • 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 6 November 2017

On an escorted coach holiday to New England and this was one of the highlights of our trip. The view is great and we were very lucky with the weather. It can be cloudy and windy - the previous day they had to suspend the...More

Thank Jean T
Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

We went on a bus group trip to the New England area to enjoy the fall foliage and the Cog railroad to top of Mt. Washington was the highlight of our trip. At first thought you think $69.00 ride to top of mountain was expensive...More

1  Thank Beckie38242
Reviewed 2 November 2017

It's not cheap but still excellent because it is so unusual. Whether you go up on the steam or diesel the trip up is wonderful. The slow pace (just a bit more than walking pace) allows you to take in the scenery and atmosphere. During...More

Thank Ali921
Reviewed 1 November 2017

A great, ‘must do’ experience, to ride the cog railway up Mount Washington. For other visitors from the UK, it’s very similar to the cog railway up Snowdon in Wales, but the mountain is almost twice as high! The mountain top was covered in cloud,...More

Thank DorkingRanger
Reviewed 1 November 2017

I was previously unaware of the Cog Railroad, but my wife discovered it during her research of places to go and things to see when we planned and booked this New England trip way back in spring. Once arriving and reading about it, I became...More

1  Thank WA2world
Reviewed 31 October 2017

Let me start by saying we had an exceptionally wonderful day for going up the mountain at the end of October! It made all the difference. You could see for miles and it was beautiful. I didn't have to pay for my daughter, 2, but...More

Thank Barbara R
Reviewed 30 October 2017 via mobile

This is a must-do trip whilst visiting the White Mountains. The views are fantastic and the guides on the train are great. It is very expensive though and a bit overpriced but I’m glad we did it. We were really lucky to have excellent visibility...More

Thank LMaia88
Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

What an experience. You get fantastic views of what is above the tree line and great history of how the cog train came to be. The trip up is about 45 minutes and you can stay about an hour at the top. We made it...More

Thank Chacha562013
Reviewed 29 October 2017

I have traveled through this area my whole life, as my Mom is from this area of NH. I have always wanted to take this trip; never seemed to get around to it. I am glad that I finally did it. Really cool in terms...More

1  Thank stephen m
Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

Being a railway buff, I enjoyed this trip tremendously. The grade is a 38% incline on one section called Jacob’s Ladder. That makes it the second steepest railway in the world behind the Pilatus in Switzerland. Be prepared, it is freezing cold at the summit,...More

Thank pmoeser
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29 November 2017|
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Response from Keith F | Reviewed this property |
Best to ‘phone them, the number is on their website and you will get an answer straight from the horse’s mouth
15 October 2017|
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Response from Strictly2 | Reviewed this property |
If you can book a cab then yes.
Usha M
11 October 2017|
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Response from Marge P | Reviewed this property |
Just use your judgement. There was a young woman about 6/7 months pregnant on our train who enjoyed the excursion immensely. They took pictures of her baby "bump" to show rheir child later that he/she had indeed been to the... More