We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

The Lookout Mountain Incline Railway

Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: 827 E Brow Rd, Chattanooga, TN 37350-1009
Phone Number: 423 629 1473
Website
Today
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Open now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Description:

Known as “America’s Most Amazing Mile,” The Incline’s trolley-style cars...

Known as “America’s Most Amazing Mile,” The Incline’s trolley-style cars climb through the natural beauty surrounding historic Lookout Mountain at a breathtaking 72.7% grade – straight up! Sit back, relax and enjoy the scenic views of the mountains and valleys from the observation windows on the train as well as the panoramic views from the observation tower at The Incline’s top station. And while you’re up top, be sure to visit the many points of Civil War interest, the Battles for Chattanooga Electric Map & Museum and Point Park, part of the Chickamauga -Chattanooga National Military Park system, just a few short blocks from the Incline top station.Then, after you descend back down to the Incline bottom station, explore historic St. Elmo, where a wonderful collection of unique shopping and dining experiences await you.

read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 1,379 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 445
    Excellent
  • 401
    Very good
  • 346
    Average
  • 108
    Poor
  • 57
    Terrible
Steep view

Our first visit to the incline was a pretty cool adventure. The view was definitely scenic. The ticket included round trip with a layover at the bottom for sight seeing. The top... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
kuntrykruisers
,
Jefferson, Georgia

Similar Things to Do in Chattanooga

Add Photo Write a Review

1,379 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 1,357: English reviews
Myersville, Maryland
Level Contributor
15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

So this would be neat for those that like inclines for their own sake - it's very long and steep. However the view is fairly narrow and somewhat obscured by trees. However, at the top you can walk down three blocks to the Point Park to a magnificent view in just about all directions. If you are not into inclines,... More 

Helpful?
Thank justwantacleanr00m
A TripAdvisor Member
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

It couldn't be a more perfect place to visit on a Independents Day weekend then the Encine. The history along with the spectacular view of three states where amazing. It's a very special place with a affordable price for the family to visit and enjoy.

Helpful?
Thank A TripAdvisor Member
McHenry, Illinois
Level Contributor
5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Much nicer views at Rock City. The railway ride was not as exciting as we thought and no A/C so it is very hot on warm days.

Helpful?
Thank Jeff S
Jefferson, Georgia
Level Contributor
96 reviews
67 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Our first visit to the incline was a pretty cool adventure. The view was definitely scenic. The ticket included round trip with a layover at the bottom for sight seeing. The top didn't offer much to do but the gift shop. The ride took about 10 minutes each way. The downside is no air-condition so it was hot in July.

Helpful?
Thank kuntrykruisers
San Jose, Costa Rica
Level Contributor
45 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The railway is an exciting experience if you have never been in one. In my case, I've been in 3 different railways already around the world so this one was not that different. At the end of the ride, you get to a gift shop and some spots where you can get a view of the surroundings from the top... More 

Helpful?
Thank jwu5
Level Contributor
8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Interesting view up and down the Incline - fun for a one time event to say I did it. Bring your own food and drinks in a cooler in the car

Helpful?
Thank R1607KDmarys
Thomaston, Georgia
Level Contributor
27 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Our son really enjoyed the Incline Railway. We were all very excited to check it out, but as parents, we felt it was a little lacking. The train was extremely hot, even with the windows open. For some reason we thought it was air-conditioned, or we wouldn't have gone in mid July. The view from the mountain was beautiful, but... More 

Helpful?
Thank Amanda W
Bowling Green, Kentucky
Level Contributor
174 reviews
76 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a must visit. The Incline is a icon. The up and down is spectacular. There is a gift shop and observation deck at the top.

Helpful?
Thank Shipbird1969
Mc Kenzie, Tennessee
Level Contributor
35 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Rode the incline for first time. Pretty neat. Things to know. Very busy on a summer Saturday. You can board at bottom or top. Ticket much be retained for round trip. You have to pay to park at bottom. There are parking meters at top. .25 cents buys you 15 minutes. We feed in 2 hours worth and was out... More 

Helpful?
Thank Mtgirl63
Tennessee
Level Contributor
55 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I am so torn about this experience. On one hand it was unique because WOW is it steep but the wait was too long to justify and history/information during was so disappointing and brief. Employees did not seem to enjoy their job although I had no bad example or experience-just my feeling. My husband, myself, and our 8 and 9... More 

Helpful?
Thank Amy11278

Travelers who viewed The Lookout Mountain Incline Railway also viewed

 

Been to The Lookout Mountain Incline Railway? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of The Lookout Mountain Incline Railway and other visitors
10 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (10)

Questions? Get answers from The Lookout Mountain Incline Railway staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?