A trip to Mt. Washington isn't complete without a ride on one of the historic inclines. The Duquesne and Monongahela inclines have climbed the side of Mt. Washington for more than 100 years, providing a quick and reliable way for the community's residents to commute to work—while providing visitors an inexpensive thrill! The inclines were originally in the 1870s to ease workers' trips up and down Mt. Washington's steep grade to the steel mills at the river's edge. Both inclines are open from 5:30am to 12:45am daily, and are still a part of Pittsburgh's public transit system.
1220 Grandview Ave.
The Duquesne Incline was originally intended to carry cargo up and down Mt. Washington, but was eventually opened to passenger travel. The incline was closed in 1962, but reopened in 1963 under the auspices of the non-profit Society for the Preservation of the Duquesne Heights Incline.
E. Carson St. adjacent to Station Square
The Monongahela incline is the oldest continuously operating funicular railway in the United States. The incline opened on May 28, 1870, and was consolidated into Port Authority operations in 1964.
Corner of Shiloh + Grandview
Rest up at the community rocking chairs placed near the intersection of Shiloh and Grandview during the summer months.