House Mountain State Natural Area24 Votes Currently Open
- Address: Knoxville, TN, United States
- Timings: 24-hrs Details
- Phone: +1-8655252585
- Time Required: 07:00 Hrs
- Tags: Biking Trail, Family And Kids, Bird Watching
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.
- Bird-watching, Bicycling, Hiking
House Mountain State Natural Area Travel Tips
- 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 Reach House Mountain State Natural Area
- By Taxi
- By Bicycle
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5.39% of people who visit Knoxville include House Mountain State Natural Area in their plan
45.45% of people start their House Mountain State Natural Area visit around 07 AM
People usually take around 7 Hrs to see House Mountain State Natural Area
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting House Mountain State Natural Area
House Mountain State Natural Area Reviews & Ratings
Beautiful area to hike if you like to go up. I love the challenge and the extra calorie burn. It's also close to home, which is a plus.
A little hard to find. You'll have to drive further than Google will tell you too. But otherwise, it's a wonderful hike and view. Mostly uphill either way so keep that in mind. Still a beginner hike for sure. Although I wouldn't take anything you can't carry on your back.
I've been here several times and previously, I would have given it 5 stars. It's been a while since I've been since I moved out of town. This time the trail looked like there were parts that hadn't been trimmed back in a while, so we were ducking plants or trees blocking the path. It wasn't a huge issue, but I don't remember it being like that. Still it's a great hike, and it's a shorter drive from Knoxville than heading into the Great Smokey Mountains National Park. I recommend going up and down the West Overlook trail rather than the Mountain trail if you are not a regular hiker. The mountain trail is shorter in distance, but much steeper after the .25 mile point. Great views at the top regardless of which trail you take to get there.
Was a beautiful hike! I will say it was one of the more challenging hikes that I've done, but our 7 year old & 2 dogs were able to do it with us. So, not too challenging, obviously. (:
If you're looking for a great workout from a hike, this is it! I would classify this hike as moderately strenuous going up the The West View trail. Lots of rocks to navigate and it's a steady incline for 0.8 miles. The Crest Trail is beautiful and relatively flat from what I saw but I made the mistake of continuing down the gravel road instead of making a right to continue on the Crest Trail. It is poorly marked but you will see it on the right. Do not continue down the gravel road! If you start hitting the switch backs, you've gone too far and the walk back up is brutal. Hopefully, I will go back to hike it again and see all the beautiful views people say there are to see. This is not a walk in the woods but if you take your time, it's doable for most.