House Mountain State Natural Area

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About House Mountain State Natural Area, Knoxville

The House Mountain State Park is a hiker’s paradise with enjoy trails and pathways which take your through the state park’s beautiful terrain. The trails take you to the highest point of the Knox county and the view from top is as breath-taking as the hike itself!

A must for nature-lovers, the park offers fantastic biking and bird-watching experiences. If you are not much of an active visitor, you can take an hour’s worth of walk through the green terrain.

Highlights Include:

  • Bird-watching, Bicycling, Hiking

House Mountain State Natural Area Information

  • Carry bottled water and wear sturdy shoes.
  • If you plan on staying for longer duration, carry snacks with you.
  • Sunscreen will be helpful.

How To Get To House Mountain State Natural Area by Public Transport

  • By Taxi
  • By Bicycle

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Address: Knoxville, TN, United States

Phone: +1-8655252585

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Time Required: 07:00 Hrs

Timings: 24-hrs Details

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  • I wasn't expecting such a tough hike, but the view was worth it. Being from Florida, going 'up' is not part of our standard walking so I was definitely not in shape enough to hit this trail when I did. Literally, 5 minutes in, I questioned whether I should turn back as my lungs were already starting to burn. I struggled and had to go slower than I would have liked, stopping to catch my breath quite a bit. It took me about 45 minutes to reach the crest trails (at the 1 mile mark) but the views were gorgeous once I got up there. If I'm in the area again, I'll likely do the hike again. It was almost all under cover on the way up so I didn't have to worry about sunburn. There weren't many annoying insects, even in the mid summer heat. I would recommend some decent hiking boots/shoes as my regular sneakers lost traction a few times, almost twisting an ankle or hyperextending a knee. A hydration backpack might also be nice as I went through my water bottle pretty quickly. Once at the top, the Eastern crest trail is easier and ends with a great view. The Western trail was a tougher hike and rocky/slippery. I got about halfway down the trail and wasn't sure if I was still on the trail or an access road and, since my legs were about done and I knew I still had a decent trek back down the mountain, I turned back. Next time. All in all, I'm glad I went and glad I pushed myself to get to the top.

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  • Moderately strenuous hike just outside Knoxville. Pretty well kept. Highly recommended seeing both lookout points. Keep watch for well worn paths that are off the marked paths. We got lost for a stretch the first time and struggled to know where we went wrong.

  • This is a great hike about 5 miles and great view. Also its kind of shady too.

  • Awesome views at the top of this short hike. Perfect weekend or after-work spot for a dose of tranquility.

  • Great place to hike. Amazing views

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