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House Mountain State Park

9601 Hogskin Road, Knoxville, TN
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Hard hike beautiful views

This is not an easy hike. It was very enjoyable and the view are fantastic. If you are very out... read more

Reviewed 17 May 2017
diastolic
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Knoxville, Tennessee
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Great local hike!

It has been a little while since we've been here but we had a great hike when we did go! Plan on... read more

Reviewed 11 April 2017
meljohn999
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Knoxville, Tennessee
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  • Average6%
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“great hike” (16 reviews)
“highest point” (5 reviews)
“knox county” (7 reviews)
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9601 Hogskin Road, Knoxville, TN
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"great hike"
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"highest point"
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"knox county"
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"difficult trail"
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"moderate hike"
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"four miles"
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"great views of the surrounding"
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"rocky outcroppings"
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"walking stick"
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"great smokey mountains"
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"bring water"
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"ridge line"
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"both sides"
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"take pictures"
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"steep"
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"hikers"
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Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

This is not an easy hike. It was very enjoyable and the view are fantastic. If you are very out of shape I would not recommend this as your first hike. I also recommend solid shoes and no sandals. Hike when the visibility is good.

2  Thank diastolic
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Reviewed 11 April 2017

It has been a little while since we've been here but we had a great hike when we did go! Plan on going back soon.

2  Thank meljohn999
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Reviewed 10 April 2017

This is a cool hike. We ran the sections that we could and walked the steeper/rockier sections. The climbs go up quickly but you are rewarded with beautiful views of the surrounding area in two directions. The trail runs the length of the ridge on...More

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Reviewed 10 April 2017

Great place for a short afternoon hike but a good workout. Great views from overlooks. Nice place to hike with your pets.

3  Thank Bocephus59
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Reviewed 7 April 2017

It is a easy drive from Knoxville. The climb up is pretty steep and has maybe six switchbacks. We were hot and sweaty the end. You are rewarded with a view--not spectacular but extremely pleasant. This is a good afternoon adventure for visitors to Knoxville...More

2  Thank Peter W
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Reviewed 13 February 2017

Previous reviews rate this trail as a non technical and rewarding ride to the top. I can only assume those reviews are written by extremely fit people who are used to the terrain. It isn't a leisurely stroll up or down by any stretch of...More

11  Thank Brandi V
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Reviewed 4 January 2017

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...More

2  Thank Don B
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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

3  Thank colinacirc
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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.

2  Thank beardenbill
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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...More

2  Thank centaur41
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rebecca g
6 August 2017|
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Response from meljohn999 | Reviewed this property |
It has been several years since I've been there but I'll say yes for older kids but maybe not toddlers!
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lindseyb840
25 October 2016|
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Response from Carl S | Reviewed this property |
It depends on your skill level and what shape you are in, but maybe 3 hours without stopping too much around the entire loop. That's assuming you choose to go up one path, cross the ridge, and come down the other path. If... More
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dkorwood
19 September 2016|
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Response from Mark C | Reviewed this property |
Yes it does have steep drop offs, it's a very challenging hike, one of the hardest I have hiked.
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