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House Mountain State Park

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Address: 9601 Hogskin Road, Knoxville, TN
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not much, but what a hike

Highest point around Knoxville (Knox County) this is one big mountain. There is a nice parking area (with restrooms!) to start and end your hike. Nice views.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 21, 2015
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Rocky Top, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Highest point around Knoxville (Knox County) this is one big mountain. There is a nice parking area (with restrooms!) to start and end your hike. Nice views.

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Knoxville, TN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Nice trail to hike beware of snakes and its a good hill to climb I would recommend a walking stick just incase and a cell phone there has been a few got lost and one even fell 25 feet down

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

It is great to have a place with some elevation so close to Knoxville. The mountain isn't tall compared to parts of the Smokies or even the Cumberland mountains. However the rise is pretty steep, and you definitely feel that when you hike to the top. It is rather steep. However once you are at the top, the trail is... More 

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Knoxville, TN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

This is a great place to hike near Knoxville. Knoxville is really close to the Smoky Mountains so if you have all day, it might be better to make the longer drive. However, I like to hike House Mountain a few times a year, particularly in the Winter so you can see more of Knox County. It's a short, but... More 

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Date of Visit: Sunday March 22, 2015 Pros: Not too many people, nice woodsy area close to town Cons: Moderate to Strenuous hike, lots of rocks and roots, not much parking Went here Sunday morning. It’s quite a ways out, but pretty easy to find. The road to get there is narrow however, and when the very small parking lot... More 

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Findlay, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

This trail was surprising tough. It's a lot of fun, but not as easy as it looks (unless you're a pro hiker and do it all the time). Definitely wear tennis shoes or hiking shoes; I wouldn't recommend wearing anything else. We wore blue jeans because there is definitely poison ivy and other things you will encounter because the paths... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Relatively short hike along spring streams. Buds just popping out. Wear sensible shoes or hiking boots as the path can get steep: both up and down!

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

I hiked House Mountain on Monday, March 16, forgetting the schools were out for Spring break. Early morning ascending the west overlook trail was peaceful only seeing one hiker. Mid morning along the Crest trail to the east overlook was very busy, probably 50 hikers encountered. As others have noted, before the leaves are out the views along the west... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

House Mtn is one of the most beautiful hikes that I have ever been on. It is well worth your time to hike to the top and see the breath taking views! Gorgeous backdrop for those who love photography!

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

Always enjoy a hike on House Mountain! The hike can be tuff, but worth the view at the top! I would recommend trying both ways...The views on both sides on a clear day is breathtaking! Many rock cutaways are amazing! Recommend ....

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Address: Address: 9601 Hogskin Road, Knoxville, TN
Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Knoxville

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