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House Mountain State Park

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Address: 9601 Hogskin Road, Knoxville, TN
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great views, short but intense hike

I love the trails at House Mountain. Its not a long hike but if you push yourself it can be an incredible workout. I plan to hike it often in 2017 and lower my time each hike... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Don B
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Knoxville, Tennessee
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Knoxville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love the trails at House Mountain. Its not a long hike but if you push yourself it can be an incredible workout. I plan to hike it often in 2017 and lower my time each hike. Some parts of the trail are very technical(rocks and boulders) so be careful. The views at the top are very nice.

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

Great hike with a distance about 3 miles. Views from top are great. If you like old growth hardwoods this is a nice hike close to knoxville Toilets but no water at parking lot

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

House mountain is a moderate hike to the top, easily less than 1 hour to make it to the top. Great views of Knox county and the Great Smokey Mountains.

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Knoxville
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

What better than a hike the day after our Thanksgiving feast? five of us started late morning, found the well marked trailhead easily and picked the shorter, steeper route up so we could "relax" taking the other route down. A few short rests to catch my breath on the way up was good in several ways, not least appreciating the... More 

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

A group of 6 of us went for just an afternoon hike. None of us are expert climbers but are in moderate shape. We took the difficult trail up crossed over on the crescent trail and then down the mountain trail. Very glad we started with the more difficult trail as we were somewhat tired coming back down. We did... More 

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

Great find, not far outside of Knoxville. Parking little challenging - just parked along side of road. Trail head well marked. Bathroom at the start. We hiked with 8yo and dog - and both did fine. It's pretty steep going up. I recommend the early spring before all the leaves fill in - the views will be better. The rock... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

Great day hike, dog friendly. Good views. Good hike for beginners. Pack a lunch and eat at the top looking out on the town.

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New Market, Tennessee
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016

This is a very nice park, with nice walking trails. It is very well taken care of and easy to get to.

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Lansing, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

This is a challenging hike both up and down the mountain. Once up the views are outstanding! If you have young children they will struggle a bit as it is a long difficult climb. But overall it is a excellent experience.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2016 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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