Corryton, Tennessee

Hike House Mountain, TN

3 Miles Total - Loop Trail

Originally added by Davis Coulter

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.

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Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
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Picnic Area


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House Mountain

The hike up is steep and rocky at times. I recommend taking the Crest Trail. This allows you to walk along the top of the mountain and provides great views. Don’t forget to visit the West Overlook for the best view.

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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