House Mountain State Natural Area, Knoxville
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Address: Knoxville, TN, United States
Time Required: 07:00 Hrs
Timings: 24-hrs Details
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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 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 reach House Mountain State Natural Area by Public Transport
- By Taxi
- By Bicycle
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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.
Absolutely beautiful. Challenging paths and gorgeous overlooks. Not a walk in the park; this is a hike!
This is not a moderate trail. This is a fairly strenuous hike with several switch backs with very thin, rocky, steep trails that weren't very well marked.. there was also a lot of downed trees blocking paths and sandy gravel ledges where rocks had slide. I am glad I went, but was not expecting such a difficult hike because of others labeling it as moderate. Expect a difficult climb.
This is a difficult hike. There are lots of switch backs, and a great deal of it is on a high grade incline. The view at the top is totally worth it. It is not easy though.
Beautiful views of the ridges and valleys below. The hike is somewhat difficult, but it’s definitely manageable, and it’s mostly loose rock, and roots.
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