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House Mountain State Park

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Address: 9601 Hogskin Road, Knoxville, TN
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Fun but tough hike

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 12, 2015
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Knoxville, TN
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92 reviews 92 reviews
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
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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Knoxville, Tennessee
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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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Knoxville, Tennessee
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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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