The Incline Railway has begun daily departures on a limited basis from the lower station in St. Elmo. Tickets are available for purchase online.
When you are ready for a ride up America’s Most Amazing Mile we are here with open arms and smiles to greet you! We look forward to bringing the history and beautiful views to our passengers aboard our brand new railcars!
What's Down Below?
At the bottom Incline station in St. Elmo, you will find a great collection of unique shops, restaurants, and attractions.
Some of the things you’ll find are microbrewery tours, fresh flowers, homemade candlemaking, unique coffee, indoor climbing wall, fresh-made burritos, outdoor local dining, hand-dipped ice cream, nostalgic clothing or relax with a massage.
“America’s Most Amazing Mile”
The Incline Railway is a funicular railway system over a hundred and twenty five years old! It's powered by two 100 horsepower winches developed by the Otis Elevator Company. The Incline Railway approximately one-mile long single track system, except for the passing loop in the middle, allowing both counter-balanced trains to operate at one time.
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, 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. Come see for yourself why the Incline is one of the most fun things to do in Chattanooga!