Cass Scenic Bald Knob Trip

Cass Depot, Cass, WV 24927, USA
from/per person $65
  • Regular Trains (Shown on Home Pg)
  • 4.5 Hour
  • Cass Depot
  • Lunch on Train
  • Steam

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Booking Calendar


Departs Cass Depot at 12:00 p.m.
Month Days Available
May  Saturdays & Sundays, plus 5/22 & 5/25
June 2 - Aug 30 Tuesday through Sunday
Sept 4 - Sept 20 Friday through Sunday, plus Monday 9/7
Sept 22 - Oct 25 Tuesday through Sunday


2020 Tickets Available Now!

The Cass Scenic Railroad is the same line built in 1901 to haul lumber to the mill in Cass. The locomotives are the same Shay locomotives used in Cass during that time, and in the rainforests of British Columbia for more than a half-century. Many of the passenger cars are old logging flat cars that have been refurbished.

Cass is the home to the world’s largest fleet of geared Shay locomotives. Five Shays, one Heisler, and one Climax reside here. The legendary turn-of-the-century class C-80 Shay, #5 has been toiling up Cheat Mountain for nearly 115 years, making it one of the oldest engines in continuous service on its original line, and the oldest operable Shay in existence! Reserve Now!

Trip Summary

Bald Knob – Approximately 22-mile, 4.5 hr. Round – trip Excursion

At an elevation of 4,842 feet, Bald Knob is the third highest point in West Virginia. Located 11 miles up the mountain from Cass, the Bald Knob overlook offers spectacular views (on a clear day) into two states and into the valley below, home to the National Radio Astronomy Observatory. The train will also makes a stop at Whittaker Station for a 30 minute layover. A “King of the Road” hobo lunch will be provided to enjoy with your ride as well. The hobo lunch consists of a cold sandwich (lunch meat, cheese, etc. all separated in plastic wrap), chips, cookie, and bottled water.


Regular Rates Weekend Fall Rates
Fall weekend rates begin Friday-Sept. 18
Age Group Cost Cost
Adult (12–64) $65.00 $70.00
Senior (65+) $63.00 $68.00
Child (4–11) $55.00 $60.00
Child (3 & under) Free Free
Group (25 ppl or more) $61.00 $66.00

* Rates, times, and dates are subject to change. Fall rates include Friday, Saturday, and Sunday excursions in mid-September through late October.

Boarding Location

Cass Depot
Cass, WV 24927
38°23’50.6”N 79°54’51.2”W

To Reserve By Phone – 304-636-9477

Call Monday – Friday – 9AM – 5PM

Group Seating: Every effort will be made to seat groups as close together as possible on the train. Please let us know your needs prior to boarding.

Boarding: Cass boarding area is located at the Cass depot at Cass Scenic Railroad State Park in Cass, WV.

Important Info: If you have a reservation, please check in a ticket window prior to boarding. If you forget your tickets, we can print them for you. Walk-up tickets may be purchased on a first-come, first-served basis only. As the Cass cars are open air, you may want to bring a jacket during cooler weather as the temperature can vary as you climb in to the higher elevations. Also, as these are steam engine trains, if anyone in your party is sensitive to loud noise, you may want to bring ear plugs on the day of your excursion.

Cancellation Policy: If cancellations are made within 48 hours prior to boarding, there will be no refund. If notice of cancellation is made before 48 hours before departure, a 10% cancellation will be charged to any refund. You may reschedule at any time with no charges for a trip in the current season. Gift certificates can be issued for the full amount of the reservation at any time.


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