Does the Incline Railway take you to Lookout Mountain?

Asked By: Khadre Hereynoza | Last Updated: 23rd February, 2020
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A: A ride on The Incline takes about 15 minutes each direction. Incline trains leave from each station every 20 minutes. In addition to the ride there is an observation deck atop Lookout Mountain, and food service and gift shops available at both stations. It's best to plan at least an hour for the whole experience.

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Consequently, does the Incline Railway take you to Ruby Falls?

Unfortunately, the Incline Railway does not take you to Rock City. The entrance to Rock City is about a 10-15 minute drive from the Incline Railway - closer to Ruby Falls.

Secondly, how steep is the incline railway? The trolley-style railcars carry you cloud high and the breathtaking 72.7% grade of the track near the top gives the Incline Railway the unique distinction of being the steepest passenger railway in the world.

Similarly, how much does it cost to ride the Incline Railway in Chattanooga?

About the Incline Railway

Combo Tickets
Attraction Adults Children*
Combo: Ruby Falls, Incline Railway, & Rock City Flex Ticket $57.90 (save up to $7.00) $31.90 (save up to $3.00)
Incline Railway $15.00 $7.00
Ruby Falls $22.95 $12.95

Do you have to pay to go to Lookout Mountain?

There is an admission to Point Park which is at the peak of Lookout Mountain. It is $5 per person for 16 and over 15 and under are free. You also have to pay to park at the top of the mountain. You can go in the lookout at the Incline Railroad to see the city for free.

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Is Rock City worth seeing?

After visiting Rock City several times with my family over the years, I can tell you with certainty that the ticket price is worth it, no matter the season. Located atop Lookout Mountain just outside of Chattanooga, I'm convinced Rock City is one of the most beautiful and picture-worthy places in the US.

How much is it to ride the incline?

The Monongahela Incline is closest to Station Square. The hours are 5:30 AM to 12:45 AM Monday through Saturday, and 8:45 AM to Midnight Sundays & Holidays. The cost is $2.50 one-way or $5.00 round-trip, and children 11 and under are half price. Senior citizens (65 and Older) and children 5 years and under are free.

What can you do at Lookout Mountain?

The top attractions to visit in Lookout Mountain are:
  • Point Park - Lookout Mountain Battlefields.
  • Sunset Rock.
  • Battles for Chattanooga Electric Map and Museum.
  • Mountain Escape Spa.
  • Tennessee Wildlife Center.

How long does it take to walk through Ruby Falls?


The Classic Waterfall Tour lasts on average 1 hour and 15 minutes. Plan an additional 20 - 45 minutes for the cave elevator queue. How much walking and standing is involved on a tour of the cave?

Can you drive up to Rock City?

Yes. Rock City has a parking area that will accommodate large buses, RVs, and trailers. When making your way to and from Rock City, please note you will be traveling on two-lane mountain roads and through a residential community that requires a commitment to safe driving.

Can you ride a train in Chattanooga?

A Train Ride Through Time!
The Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum provides an interactive, historical experience that will add an extra dimension to your visit to Chattanooga's popular attractions. Here you will find the only regularly scheduled, full-sized train ride in Tennessee.

Is Rock City and Lookout Mountain the same?

rock city is on lookout mountain! Lookout Mountain is an area and Rock City is in that area along with the Incline. You can drive all over Lookout Mountain and see historical sites and breathtaking views. over a year ago.

Is Rock City Open when raining?

Rock City is almost always open rain or shine, but we may have to close temporarily in the event of severe weather. We do offer free ponchos on rainy days so you may explore the trail in rainy weather.

How late is Ruby Falls open?


Ruby Falls is open every day from 8:00 A.M. to 8:00 P.M.

How much does it cost to go to Rock City?

General Admission- adults $19.95, children (ages 3-12) $11.95. Double Play (rock city + ruby falls)- adults $36.90, children (ages 3-12) $21.90. Triple Play (rock city + ruby falls + incline)- adults $49.90, children (ages 3-12) $26.90.

How much does Lookout Mountain cost?

For Rock City (Lookout Mountain) Admission ONLY, it is $19.95 per adult and $11.95 for child (Aged 3-12), under 3 years old is Free! Parking is Free!!

What is the Incline Railway at Ruby Falls?

Take a ride on one of the steepest passenger railways in the world - Lookout Mountain's Incline Railway. 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!

Does the Incline Railway run in the rain?

Yes, it does operate in the rain.

What is there to do in downtown Chattanooga?


Let's have a look at the best things to do in Chattanooga:
  • Ride the River. Source: Shutterstock.
  • Take a Ghost Tour. Source: flickr.
  • Head to the Chattanooga Zoo. Source: flickr.
  • Stroll Through the Art District.
  • Visit the Tennessee Aquarium.
  • See Ruby Falls.
  • Go Climbing in the City.
  • Play Ball.

How long is the Duquesne Incline ride?

Depends on the line but plan on 30 min to an hour. You'll want to take in the view up top and take pictures. over a year ago. If I can remember correctly, you could ride it up and take the same car down and it would be about ten minutes.

What does funicular railway mean?

noun. a short, very steep railway having two parallel sets of tracks, upon each of which runs a car or train raised or lowered by means of a cable that simultaneously lowers or raises the other car or train in such a way that the two are approximately counterbalanced.