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House Mountain State Park

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Address: 9601 Hogskin Road, Knoxville, TN
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Tougher than I had thought

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 8, 2015
Sally G
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Knoxville, Tennessee
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Knoxville, Tennessee
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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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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57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
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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6 attraction reviews
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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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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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Carlsbad, New Mexico
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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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42 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
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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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
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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