Monongahela Incline
Monongahela Incline
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The Monongahela Incline is one of Pittsburgh's true gems. Take the incline from Station Square up 600 feet to the top of Mt. Washington to experience spectacular views of downtown that few cities have.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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sushobhan3216
Pittsburgh, PA189 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
You have two incline options: the Mon and the Duquesne. I recommend this one because the view up is a lot nicer, and it drops you off at one end of Grandview Ave so you can then walk the entire stretch. Also, its easier to get to right from the T station.
Written February 17, 2020
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Jeffrey D
Griffin, GA2,643 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021 • Friends
If you visit Pittsburgh, you need to ride one of the two remaining inclines at least once — why not take the Monongahela Incline, then? The fare is $3.50 for a 3-hr RT pass. Park at Station Square and ride to the top for great views of the city. Stick around for a meal.
Written December 20, 2021
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Jim R
Bellingham, WA363 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2021
This incline has great downtown views and a vibrant local community at the top to walk through and get a meal if desired. The incline's buildings and cars are interesting. It's run by the Port Authority, so you can buy a ticket with a credit card.

Unlike the sour woman at the bottom of the Duquesne Incline, folks here are friendly and helpful, including nicely telling someone from out of town how to buy and scan their ticket.

Getting here by bicycle isn't for the faint of heart. The bottom is on extremely busy Carson St near an even worse intersection with construction at time of visit. Walk the sidewalk to the intersection as a pedestrian, then walk either side of street toward the river for a bit until you can figure out how to get the the waterfront trail, vice versa going to the incline. Leave the trail and kind of figure your way to the busy intersection.
Written October 1, 2021
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jgbtravels
Louisville, KY4,342 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021 • Couples
This incline is the closest to downtown and near the Station Square light rail station. Although not as spectacular as the views at Duquesne Incline it’s still a pretty good view. This may be the only option for those without cars to see a view from Mount Washington of Pittsburgh. The plus is there are several restaurants on and near Shiloh Street. There is also a Connect Card machine in which to purchase your tickets. Do remember that masks are required to ride public transportation in Pittsburgh at this time.
Written August 14, 2021
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Angela C
Louisville, United States37 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
I have gone up the Duquesne Incline multiple times. I do enjoy inclines as it is unique. Station Square is nearby, so I suggested that we take this incline to see a view of the city other than the one from the Duquesne Incline. It was a nice trip and view. This incline is used by cyclists, and I do not blame them for taking it rather than climbing the hill. There are a few photos, but I would have liked more.
Written July 16, 2022
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Larry C
Pittsburgh, PA74 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021 • Couples
Extremely and spectacular view from the top once you take this incline. What’s good about this incline is when you come down you can walk into the city across the Smithfield bridge. Plus there’s a lot of good shops and restaurants at the top.
Written June 20, 2022
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Isa b
Gatineau, Canada1,451 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
We liked this incline as less popular than the other one - not sure why. You need to pay with a credit card and buy your tickets from the machine, no cash accepted, which was a bit odd as there was someone working there.

Going down, we liked the view. We also really enjoyed the restaurant area at the bottom of the incline by the side of the bridge.
Written October 11, 2022
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Barry F
Cincinnati, United States57 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
The views from the top of the incline are amazing. It is so cool that Pittsburgh kept a few of these historic inclines operational. The stations and cars are in excellent condition and the people working the station were extremely helpful. There is a mini-museum in the station house that is worth a look.
Written February 13, 2020
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DALC
139 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Couples
I’m so glad we went to this incline! It’s approximately 30 walk from our hotel through downtown across the bridge to get to this. You get your ticket through a kiosk (a couple of $), and you scan it at the top of the incline. Great views! Make sure to sit in the last car looking down the incline for great pics!
Then at the top there are scenic overlooks, restaurants, ice cream, shopping.

Written July 1, 2023
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Dawn M
Fairfax, VA747 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2020 • Couples
They now take credit cards. It was $7 for two of us round-trip.

Nice slice of history and the views of downtown are fantastic.

We had lunch at the top.

Covid issues: the three compartments of the car are rather tight. Two families would not be able to distance in one car. But go on an off time and there is no issue. We went mid-day, Thursday, mid-Sept and we're the only ones there.

Well worth the stop.
Written September 17, 2020
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