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House Mountain State Park

9601 Hogskin Road, Knoxville, TN
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Ranked #18 of 51 Attractions in Knoxville
Type: State Parks
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Knoxville, Tennessee, United States
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36 reviews 36 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

For individuals wanting to go on a quick hike, this is your place. It's only four miles round trip but it's pretty steep. The views are good so bring your phone to take pictures. Also, the trails are marked very clearly so I never worry about getting lost. Happy trails!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

This is a great little hike that is a short drive from Knoxville, rather than traveling to the Smokeys. I took my dog the day I went, as they are allowed with a leash. The trail is easy to see, and the terrain is moderately easy to get through. There were only a few hikers the day we went, which... More

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Knoxville, Tennessee, Usa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

If you go before the leaves are out, the views are stupendous. There's a picnic area and easy as well as more challenging trails. Hard to believe something like this is so close to Knoxville.

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Richmond, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

I was in Knoxville for a friends wedding and wanted to kill some time while I was there. About 25 min from downtown, it was pretty easy to find. I took the blue trail up to the West overlook, then looped back down to the white trail. It was somewhat steep, but certainly doable. I wouldn't say it was a... More

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

I love hiking here. Less than 10 miles from my house. I have goal to ride my bike out here, hike the mountain, and then ride back. Awesome to come up here in the early morning to watch the sunrise.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

This is a great hike if you don't want to battle the traffic to get into the Great Smokey Mountains. It is about a 20 minute drive from Downtown Knoxville and offers a nice view of the countryside at the top. It took me about 2 hours round trip.

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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6 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

My wife and I took a short afternoon trip here one day. It was relatively easy to find, with good signage. Find the cars at the parking lot and walk up to the big board. Read it, then walk past the big board up the trail. It will split between blue and white. White is steeper, but shorter. That's the... More

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Knoxville, Tennessee, United States
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

We took the 'blue' trail as the signs posted said it was one mile. We absolutely believe that was not true. It was a rough hike at times, narrow, lots of rocks. People who were also hiking were friendly. There are not many places to stop and rest if you need to. There's a bench on the top... But the... More

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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14 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

Small park, good hiking trails and some beautiful views. Dogs allowed. Great place to go anytime of year even if you only have a few hours to spend there. Many people don't know it exists, and when they "discover" it they are thrilled to have such a great place for outdoor enjoyment. If you enjoy hiking, the outdoors, picnicing, etc.... More

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

House Mountain is worth the 30 minute drive from downtown Knoxville. It offers easy to moderate hiking and great scenic views.

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