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House Mountain State Park

Address: 9601 Hogskin Road, Knoxville, TN
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Ranked #16 of 40 Attractions in Knoxville
Type: State Parks, Outdoors
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Knoxville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

House Mountain is the highest point in Knox County. The hike is moderate and the crowds are non-existent.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

One of our favorite spots to hike. The hike is moderate in difficulty and very steep and rocky in places. The view from the top if fabulous. We have hiked it many times, we usually go up from the left side and down the other side. Took us a couple of hours to hike up and about a hour down.... More

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Alamosa, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Welcome to House Mountain. The trails are tough, even the short ones. Plan to break a serious sweat...and get the heart rate elevated. Forget the flip-flops and light tennis shoes. All in all, it's a great place for a good solid workout! House Mountain once sheltered moonshine stills, and saw cattle graze on its flanks. Families who traced their roots... More

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East Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

A very nice hike and a surprise to find it so close to Knoxville! I would not say it is very strenuous but it definitely isn't an easy hike. The pay off is worth the work though. Beautiful views from several overlook locations along the top.

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Knoxville, Tennessee, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

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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Nashville, Tennessee
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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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