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.

Cass Scenic Railroad State Park

Closed Now: 08:00 - 17:00
Open today: 08:00 - 17:00
Review Highlights
Dress Warm in October

We recommend you dress warm in October. We took the noon (5 hr ) trip in late October. $61 a... read more

Reviewed today
ricko497
,
Indianapolis, Indiana
via mobile
Locomotive and stranded passengers on bald knob 10-26-18

Nice ride, with good narration from josh. The open air train cars offer no protection in the event... read more

Reviewed 29 October 2018
Sunshine64110311064
Read all 476 reviews
345
All photos (345)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent72%
  • Very good21%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“bald knob”(175 reviews)
“train ride”(124 reviews)
About
Closed Now
Hours Today: 08:00 - 17:00
See all hours
Local Weather
Powered by Weather Underground
-7°
Dec
-1°
-8°
Jan
-8°
Feb
Contact
242 Main St, Cass, WV 24927-9130
Website
+1 304-456-4300
Call
Improve This Listing
Reviews (476)
Filter reviews
470 results
Traveller rating
332
101
26
9
2
Traveller type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
More languages
332
101
26
9
2
Show reviews that mention
All reviews bald knob whittaker station train ride company houses steam engine hour trip company store box lunch cass scenic railroad west virginia logging industry longer trip cookies beautiful scenery green bank fall colors wooden benches
FilterEnglish
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 470 reviews
Reviewed today via mobile

We recommend you dress warm in October. We took the noon (5 hr ) trip in late October. $61 a person included two stops and lunch. It was chilly to Start and got colder. We dressed warm and were fine. The rail car is kind...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank ricko497
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We took 3 train rides near Elkins West Virginia. Cass was our favorite. Helpful park ranger and a small museum with an informative film. The ride was nice but we went in October and it was cold. (Pass on the hot chocolate at the stop...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Mary Chris F
Reviewed 29 October 2018

Nice ride, with good narration from josh. The open air train cars offer no protection in the event of emergency. Let alone bald knob has no shelter built to take cover during Inclement weather conditions. Granted being on top of mountain means remote access, to...More

Date of experience: October 2018
3  Thank Sunshine64110311064
Reviewed 27 October 2018 via mobile

We stayed overnight 10/20/18 in the caboose at top of Bald Knob! Overnight it snowed about 6 inches! Absolutely beautiful!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Snow987654321
Reviewed 24 October 2018

My husband and I took the trip to Bald Knob for the first time. I chose a date, hoping it would be peak leaf season (Oct 23), but the leaves were already off the trees by then. While we didn't have the colorful beauty, the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank imatbobs
Reviewed 22 October 2018

If you like trains you need to go here and become part of a long tradition. The smell the sound and the echo of a steam whistle brings out the man and the boy in true rail fan. It is great to see the Shay...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank U3311RQdavidb
Reviewed 18 October 2018

We took my 88 YO mom on this trip for her birthday, and my hubs is a train lover. We all really enjoyed it. Yes it was cold on the trip, but we all bundled up and took two blankets too. So we survived! We...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank pamzimm
Reviewed 17 October 2018 via mobile

We took the 5 hour Bald Knob trip. It was awesome! Josh, our non-stop-talking guide made the history come alive. The views, the forests, the trains - there was always something to look at and enjoy. The bag lunch was good - meat/cheese/bun, chips, apple...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank X146UItammym
Reviewed 16 October 2018 via mobile

We took the train to Whitaker Station. Be sure to dress warm. The cars are open air and the elevation is over 3,000 feet at Whitaker. The scenery is beautiful, although regretfully the leaves had not started to turn when we were there. There is...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank eacater
Reviewed 15 October 2018

For steam rail enthusiasts, the trains at Cass are beautifully maintained & run by a team who are passionate about preserving this little slice of history. The trains run from Cass to Bald Knob via a series of switchbacks & the peak is 4825 ft....More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Bali777
View more reviews
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all nearby hotels
Silver Creek Lodge
85 reviews
8.09 km away
Elk Springs Resort
67 reviews
11.86 km away
Morning Glory Inn
417 reviews
14.11 km away
Marlinton Motor Inn Motel
78 reviews
21.11 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all nearby restaurants
The Last Run Restaurant
90 reviews
.19 km away
Foxfire Grille
411 reviews
7.13 km away
Old Spruce Cafe and Tavern
101 reviews
7.19 km away
Cheat Mountain Pizza Company
250 reviews
7.14 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 2 nearby attractions
Snowshoe Mountain Resort
627 reviews
7.19 km away
Durbin and Greenbrier Valley Railroad - Cass Scenic Railroad
34 reviews
.00 km away
Cheat Mountain Stables
5 reviews
7.19 km away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
Lisa C
19 October 2018|
AnswerShow all 11 answers
Response from treetop531953 | Reviewed this property |
30 Minutes prior to scheduled boarding will be just fine. Large paved parking lot. Enjoy your step back in time. I did.
1
Vote
sweetgenevieveinc
17 October 2018|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from RaineWestDeptford | Reviewed this property |
Our train ride included a hobo lunch, which consisted of ham, turkey and cheese sandwich, bag of chips, applesauce, cookies and a bottle of water. You could probably bring your own food, if you wanted.
1
Vote
Shelly R
28 September 2018|
AnswerShow all 8 answers
Response from Anne D | Reviewed this property |
You are assigned to one of the cars. Within that car, it's open seating.
1
Vote