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House Mountain State Park

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Address: 9601 Hogskin Road, Knoxville, TN
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Lovely views for a family hike

This is a treasure. Just a few minutes out of town. The hike is within reach of children, to spectacular views and a flat rocks for picnics. There are two trails, one slightly... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a treasure. Just a few minutes out of town. The hike is within reach of children, to spectacular views and a flat rocks for picnics. There are two trails, one slightly steeper. It's mostly shaded and a perfect place to take visitors if you don't want do the drive to the Smokies.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Was in Knoxville for a wedding and wanted to do a quick day hike before leaving. This was a perfect hike for my boyfriend and I. Was a quick 4 mile loop. 2,000 ft elevation with different terrain. Lots of roots/ruts and rocks. Love the big rocks. Perfect I think for any season.

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

House Mountain offers a unique experience to see east Knox County from a higher elevation. Located about 30 minutes from downtown Knoxville, this is the highest point in Knox County along the border of Grainger County to the east. The average hike is an easy to moderate 3-4 miles round trip. A good way to get some exercise and see... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015 via mobile

This is a great short hike which you can do in a couple of hours. Be warned though, when school is in at UT the mountain will be over run by sorority girls that want do a day hike. If the top lot is full, it's not worth it to fight all the rest of the people to try and... More 

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Knoxville, Tennessee, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2015

If you want a moderate hike, this is on the edge of town and is a good one. Pretty steep climb in some parts. Great views from the top.

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Lakeville
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015 via mobile

This was the best looking hike I could find in the Knoxville area (I'm just passing through and love to hike). I won't be back. As many have stated, the parking lot is rather small and the reason I managed a spot is because I got there at 1220 on a Friday. The trails are hard to find at times... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

Kids, dogs, singles, couples, families...they are all there on House Mountain. It's a well-kept few miles of trails that volunteers tend to a few times a year. Mast General Store was the last group to take up the challenge and clear the trails, as needed. Take a meal and rest at the top, on huge boulders, and relax. We take... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Always looking for a place to hike with the dog and this one is a must! Close to Knoxville too. Good views without sitting in Sevier traffic!

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

A great hike with excellent views of East Tennessee vistas. Offers degrees of difficulty but each with beautiful Tennessee magic!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015

offers wonderful views of all below. I enjoyed mountain hiking and this satisfied me very much. Good solid way for one to enjoy nature.

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