House Mountain

#1 of 1 trails in House Mountain State Natural Area
Take a short challenging hike right in the city!

4.0 miles Loop 1000 feet
Dog Friendly
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There are many trails and variations to the area but this hike will be described as a loop hike in counter clock motion.
Take the main trail from the parking lot and then turn right on the blue blaze trails. There are many rock formations to see and winter views from this trail. After 1 mile you reach the red blaze trail it is 1.5 mile in length but will add a little more to your hike if you go all the way out to the rock outcrop for the best views from the top. Go back (west) on the trail for 1.5 miles until you reach the west overlook. Nice views but the scenery is littered with cell towers and buildings from the view of Knoxville accented with interstate noise. The connector to the white blaze trail is covered by blow downs at the time of this review so a little off trail is required to get to the white blaze trail. This trail is 0.8 mi and will quickly descend to the main parking lot to finish the loop.

Amber Klugz

1 Completed0 Reviews

It was my very first trail and I really enjoyed it.

David Browder

10 Completed1 Reviews

great day hike, If traffic Is bad going to the smokies, come to house mountain instead

Shawn Pford

8 Completed1 Reviews

Fantastic local hike for Knoxville residents!

Linde Mills

3 Completed3 Reviews

This was a good trail, however not easy. Steep ascent with a lot of switchbacks. Beautiful rock formations throughout and great views from the top though! I would definitely do again.

Ashley Terry

2 Completed2 Reviews

Very tough ascent but worth it. No level ground on descent.

Jennifer Patterson

1 Completed1 Reviews

Karen Godfrey

7 Completed7 Reviews

Quick ascent! Beautiful views!

Curtis R

32 Completed15 Reviews

Alexandra Nelson

1 Completed1 Reviews

It was great but fairly challenging! Lots of switchbacks!

Madalyn Brown

1 Completed1 Reviews

Amazing hike! One of the best in Knoxville. Hard hike if you're a beginner.