This picturesque getaway is less than 30 minutes east of Knoxville

House Mountain is a short, at times strenuous hike that is doable in all weather conditions. Going at different times of year can be a treat due to the unique beauty of each season adding some spice to this quick trip. There are 5-7 switchbacks to push through, but the view atop House Mountain among the lichen covered ridgeline is a worthy reward. The rolling hills of north Knoxville farmland and the foliage paint the heart & soul of the East Tennessee identity. On a clear day, you can see all the way to the Smoky Mountains - though the best views are north. Parking is a snap at the trailhead welcome center off of Hogskin Road, which also has picnic tables and a rustic outhouse.

Pack List

  • Hiking Shoes
  • Water
  • Snacks
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RT Distance 3 Miles
Activities Hiking
Skill Level Beginner
Season Year Round
Trail Type Loop
Features
Bathrooms
Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Forest
Picnic Area
Romantic
Scenic
Wildlife

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Awesome hike with great views!

The hike is a bit difficult for kids and inexperienced hikers but still a great hike and worth it for the view at the top. It is especially great in the fall with the leaves changing.

What a view!

I have hiked House Mountain 4 times now and my favorite spot is the East Overlook. The view is amazing and totally worth the hike! I definitely recommend going up there this spring for some awesome photos. 📸


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