Monongahela Incline

Monongahela Incline, Pittsburgh: Hours, Address, Monongahela Incline Reviews: 4.5/5

Monongahela Incline
4.5
8:45 AM - 12:45 AM
Monday
5:30 AM - 12:45 AM
Tuesday
5:30 AM - 12:45 AM
Wednesday
5:30 AM - 12:45 AM
Thursday
5:30 AM - 12:45 AM
Friday
5:30 AM - 12:45 AM
Saturday
5:30 AM - 12:00 AM
Sunday
8:45 AM - 12:45 AM
About
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.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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Jeannie P
Fairborn, OH62 contributions
fun ride, nice views of the city
Oct 2021
Rode the incline up and walked around. Nice views of the city. Used cash to pay to avoid $1 fee for transit card- bring cash. $3.50 round trip.
Written October 19, 2021
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63impala
Stoneham, MA803 contributions
Ride the Mon
Sep 2021
I first rode the Mon when I was a little kid on a trip to Pittsburgh. I make it a habit to ride it on every visit. The price of the ticket is very reasonable and the views from up top are great and even better at night. The Duquesne gets a lot of the attention but the Monongahela gives you a different look at the Steel City. There is plenty of parking near Station Square and a short walk to the incline.
Written October 8, 2021
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Jim R
Bellingham, WA307 contributions
Worth Riding
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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LaurenEA91
Chadds Ford, PA321 contributions
Nice Views
Aug 2021 • Couples
We sat on the front for both the ride down and up. Very nice views of the city. Cheap and easy to use the ticket machine. Only complaint is the lack of ventilation. It was very hot at the end of August. Virtually no wait time at either end.
Written August 29, 2021
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Mary L
4 contributions
Up the hill
Aug 2021
Always exciting to take a trip on the incline and look over the beautiful city of Pittsburgh, especially at night. Things marked, enjoyed.
Written August 29, 2021
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jgbtravels
Louisville, KY2,205 contributions
Closest Incline to downtown with good views of the city.
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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jem2900
Medford, NJ19 contributions
Wel Worth it!!
Jul 2021
This short ride was fun and historical. Very inexpensive ride that was fun to take. The views were spectacular. So happy to find an ice cream shop at the top. Enjoying an ice cream cone while taking in the views was perfect.
Written August 1, 2021
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RecreationV
New York City, NY346 contributions
Historic Funicular
May 2021
What a cool way to ride up a mountain. The cable car is itself built on an incline and as you go up you'll notice the one on the other side going down. This funicular has a bit of history to it, and the views at the top are stunning. There are a few plaques with history of the area and what you are seeing as you stroll along the walkway to help out about what you are seeing across the water. Definitely take your time to walk and enjoy the views. The ride up or down is short, less then 10 minutes, but allow another 1/2 or so hour to walk around.
Written July 19, 2021
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amanda521230
Greenfield, MA12 contributions
Highly recommended
Jul 2021 • Couples
Loved the nostalgic experience and the tiered car was really cool. The view from the top was incredible, especially at sunset.
Written July 15, 2021
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Kenyon1972
Pooler, GA271 contributions
A throwback experience
Jul 2021
The trip up and down the incline was fun for the retro aspect of travel by cable. Mt. Washington provided good views and had a nice little commercial area for food and shopping.
Written July 11, 2021
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