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House Mountain State Park

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Address: 9601 Hogskin Road, Knoxville, TN
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Nice spring hike, great view

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!

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 22, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 via mobile

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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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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11 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
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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Knoxville, Tennessee
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

I admit I'm not in the best hiking shape. I enjoyed taking the loop hike at this park, but it certainly was not easy. The trail is not in the best of shape, and a person must climb up and over many large rocks. My poor old thighs reminded me the next day. I would definitely go there again, however.... More 

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

This is such a convenient site, close to downtown Knoxville, but it is steep and rigorous hike. It is not for out-of-shape humans or dogs. We enjoy it, but we often see people or dogs who look like they are about to die. There is not much room for people to pass on the actual trail. There is plenty of... More 

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Knoxville, TN
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

House Mountain seems to be a secret in Knoxville because everyone thinks of Ijams Nature Center when they think of local hikes. If you want a peaceful, secluded walk in the woods, this is your place. It's not strenuous, but depending on your pace it will definitely get the blood pumping. My only complaint is that some sections of the... More 

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

Rocky and somewhat steep. Avoid on a rainy day, as there is a lot of erosion on the trails. Great views from the top and plenty of places to picnic at top. Not a single other person was there when I went at 3 in the afternoon, very quiet. A good practice hike if you are planning to climb Leconte.

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Lenoir City, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

Children and granchildren came for a special birthday hike with Grand Daddy. The trail is a bit rocky but ok even for a very "golden ager". Be sure and and go to the top...the view is gorgeous. Area very close to I-40.

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

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

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