Explore the most popular trails in House Mountain State Natural Area with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

on House Mountain

trail running
blowdown
bugs
rocky
5 days ago

Great trail for some quick elevation and technical trail running. You can make 1k gain per loop. Nice views from the top which is worth the trip on a clear day. The trail is in good shape with a lot of blowdowns that are easily traversed or navigated around. Overall the bulk of the trail is very rocky and technical so watch your footing. Weather was chilly but there were still a lot of bugs, which could be annoying during the middle of summer. Also, watch out for snakes.

hiking
blowdown
bugs
rocky
7 days ago

hiking
blowdown
bugs
rocky
15 days ago

some great views at the top overlooks and a nice workout going up

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blowdown
rocky
27 days ago

hiking
28 days ago

Pretty decent afternoon hike. We took the first trail split to the right up the mountain which has a lot of trees down and several steeper climbs. The views from the top were great. You can see for several miles in all directions. We came down the left side which was not very steep at all and made for an easy descent. I would recommend not bringing kids under age 6. Bring plenty of water.

hiking
1 month ago

definitely a moderate trail, but such a beautiful view at the top

hiking
1 month ago

Good uphill walk, great views on either side

hiking
blowdown
muddy
2 months ago

We enjoyed this hike, despite several trees blown across the path, orange fences to help prevent travel off trail, and the not-so-scenic cell towers and "POSTED" signs on the ridge. Easy-to-access location with plenty of parking and vault toilets (bring TP just in case). We hiked the loop counterclockwise, which I'd recommend. We took a right onto the Mountain Trail (blue blazes), up to the Crest Trail (red blazes), off to the Eastern summit/overlook (the best overlook! don't skip this), then over to the Western summit/overlook via the Crest Trail and back down. Definitely worth a visit!

hiking
2 months ago

house mountain.

pretty challenging due to slick spots going up and rocky descent, but lots of fun. Good shoes and maybe a hiking pole recommended

This hike was beautiful, I recommend going here, Loved It

It was really nice!! Def good exercise and worth the view!!

This trail offers one "or two" of the best views around. The trail itsself needs work.

Great trail, narrow at times, but very diverse in terrain. December visited.

hiking
4 months ago

A little steep, but great views at the top! Very well marked

east overlook has best views. lots of rock formations. parking can be challenging.

hiking
5 months ago

Sunday 11/18/18

This took me almost 3 hours total and I was carrying a baby. The blue trail up was no joke. East overlook is beautiful!!! West overlook is meh. The red trail/ridge walk is a nice relief after climbing the blue trail. The white trail is a lot of fun with all the rocks- I bet younger kids really enjoy this part! Most of the people we saw were on the white trail, but it is definitely busier here than I would’ve imagined it to be (they even have an overflow parking area).

I pulled 5 ticks off my dog total (4 at once at the end of the blue trail climb)- I didn’t use her spray because I thought it was cold enough- just be careful. The ones she had were red + black and all black.

hiking
5 months ago

I went with some friends that was fairly new at hiking. We got there about 10:30 in the morning and went on all the trials, some were very strenuous with climbing over boulder and rocks. My first time there and would do this again, the views were beautiful with the fall foliage in the area.

hiking
5 months ago

Be prepared for a bit of a climb but overall a really nice trail and the views at the top make it well worth it!

A nice trail, though steep and rocky. It’s definitely a good workout, with great views from the top.

hiking
5 months ago

Easy morning hike. Took a little over 2 hours, including a couple stops to admire the views.

Absolutely beautiful. Harder than you might think. But if you make it to the end it is well worth it.

hiking
6 months ago

Great hike! Strenuous, but not long. No rock scrambles or anything either. Couple of spots with loose gravel, but watch your step and you'll be fine. Views from the East Overlook are fantastic! The West Overlook is okay too, but you'll have to climb up a couple rocks to get the best view through the pines.

hiking
7 months ago

fairly difficult trail but worth doing at least once a year.

Great trail. A few downed trees but easily managed to walk around them. great view at the top. worth it.

hiking
7 months ago

Awesome trail! Some spots are very narrow and some very rocky. Great for anyone who is active and enjoys unplugging and enjoying a challenge. Loved it!!!

The east part of the hike was a GREAT hike. I definitely recommend taking the blue trail to the red trail to the East Overlook. I would say this is a moderate hike with some fairly steep portions to it. The views are gorgeous (and it’s a great stop for a little picnic!) We were disappointed by the West Overlook; any chance of having a view is blocked by an abundance of trees. The west side of the hike (the white trail) is also a little more rugged, it is a very narrow path with lots of sand and rough gravel. Overall, we really enjoyed ourselves!

hiking
7 months ago

Love this hike! Great view! It is super quick for those days when you're chasing the sun and want to get some exercise in. I would consider this one easy/moderate.

a nice challenge with a beautiful view

It was a nice trail, but it was not really "easy". I just started hiking again and am training a 10 month old puppy, and it was a little tough.

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