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House Mountain State Park

9601 Hogskin Road, Knoxville, TN
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rigorous "walk in the woods"

What better than a hike the day after our Thanksgiving feast? five of us started late morning... read more

Reviewed 27 November 2016
centaur41
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Knoxville
Great hike and close to the city

A group of 6 of us went for just an afternoon hike. None of us are expert climbers but are in... read more

Reviewed 29 October 2016
lindseyb840
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Knoxville, Tennessee
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  • Average6%
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“great hike” (16 reviews)
“day hike” (7 reviews)
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9601 Hogskin Road, Knoxville, TN
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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
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...More

Thank lindseyb840
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...More

1  Thank Kendra00
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.

Thank Caroline M
Reviewed 8 August 2016

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

Thank pbmax101
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.

Thank 498sherih
Reviewed 13 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...More

1  Thank Robin H
Reviewed 28 June 2016 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....More

3  Thank 4ginad
Reviewed 28 June 2016

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...More

2  Thank Carl S
Reviewed 20 June 2016 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...More

3  Thank Mark C
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lindseyb840
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
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dkorwood
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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larrytroy
6 July 2016|
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Response from Mark C | Reviewed this property |
No fee at all..
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