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House Mountain State Park

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Address: 9601 Hogskin Road, Knoxville, TN
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Hiking Fun

It is a challenging but yet rewarding trail. Once to the top the views are absolutely amazing and beautiful. There are 4 great lookouts. We ate a nice picnic at one of the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Robin H
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It is a challenging but yet rewarding trail. Once to the top the views are absolutely amazing and beautiful. There are 4 great lookouts. We ate a nice picnic at one of the lookouts. There are areas that are being worked on due to cutbacks and erosion but these areas do not effect the hike or view.

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Thank Robin H
Louisville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I've been wanting to hike this mountain for years. I would not recommended for beginners or young children due to the terrain and steep inclines. Take plenty of water and take breaks if needed. You will not regret the views once you're at the top. I love East Tennessee~so much beauty.

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Knoxville
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a nice hike. There are two ways up to the crest trail. One is 0.8 miles and leads to the west overlook; the other is 1.0 mile long and leads to the east overlook. The crest trail is 1.5 miles long and runs between the two. I don't think it is a difficult trail, but it is fun... More 

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1 Thank Carl S
Knoxville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was a fantastic place to visit, the views on top of this mountain are amazing, however the hike to the top can be very challenging if you're not in shape, a lot of Rock and a lot of steep grades to climb, but once your on the top it's well worth the effort.

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1 Thank Mark C
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016 via mobile

My boyfriend and I went and are kind of out of shape so it definitely kicked our butts. But I really enjoyed it and if you aren't in the best shape just take a couple of breaks. Saw a older gentlemen with a cane walking up the trail as we went down so it is doable.

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1 Thank Jessica G
Knoxville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

This was a great hike - a little strenuous because it is pretty steep. The view from the top is beautiful.

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Thank NYpizza
Knoxville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

The hike is pretty short, but does get steep in some spots, so be prepared for that and take plenty of water. The view at the top is amazing and having lunch or a brief snack up there is perfect.

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Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

House Mountain provides a pretty, fun & exhilarating workout just a short drive from downtown Knoxville. Great place to take dogs.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016

Really enjoyed my springtime hike to the summit of House Mountain. Be aware that there are portions of the train that are quite steep, rocky, and wind along some fairly steep drop offs. Folks with any physical limitations or small children would be well advised to sit this one out. If you are in decent shape you will be rewarded... More 

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1 Thank Eric N
Knoxville, Tennessee
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016

House Mountain is a rustic state park with few amenities. Had a nice picnic there: cold cuts and tater salad and beans. Did not see grilling facilities. Did not walk as I was injured, but many folks I talked to said the trails were nice. Parking is minimal. We had to park at overflow and walk up a steep hill... More 

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