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House Mountain State Park

9601 Hogskin Road, Knoxville, TN
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Awesome view at the top

Worth the climb... 2 hours + round trip. Two choices regarding routes to the top.... worth the... read more

Reviewed 6 August 2017
Knoxville, Tennessee
A little creepy drive

We drove up for the afternoon. The roads leading to the parking area were a little creepy. I'm... read more

Reviewed 30 May 2017
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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“day hike” (7 reviews)
9601 Hogskin Road, Knoxville, TN
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Reviewed 6 August 2017

Worth the climb... 2 hours + round trip. Two choices regarding routes to the top.... worth the drive, close for Knox county residents.

1  Thank teamthig
Reviewed 30 May 2017 via mobile

We drove up for the afternoon. The roads leading to the parking area were a little creepy. I'm sure the place is fine and it is a beautiful location, but we did not stay long.

1  Thank CDS8903AI
Reviewed 18 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.

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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
Reviewed 11 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

1  Thank roadfrog
Reviewed 11 April 2017

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

2  Thank Bocephus59
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
Reviewed 14 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

9  Thank Brandi V
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
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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rebecca g
7 August 2017|
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!
26 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
20 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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