House Mountain

HARD 250 reviews

House Mountain is a 3.7 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Corryton, Tennessee that offers scenic views and is only recommended for very experienced adventurers. The trail is primarily used for hiking, trail running, and birding and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
3.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1046 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

trail running

views

rocky

scramble

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.

hiking
3 days ago

hiking
5 days ago

it was ok. nothing special. lots of rock climbing. Don't go when they're calling for any rain because it's like a river coming off that mountain.

hiking
6 days ago

hiking
9 days ago

hiking
9 days ago

Definitely a workout. We went in peak leaf season and oh wow, the beauty... will be going back to see what each season has to offer here.

10 days ago

I think it's more on the moderate side especially if you do the loop counter-clockwise. Beautiful view at the top! I ran out of daylight so didn't get to visit the eastern overlook. Definitely planning in going back for that!

hiking
10 days ago

hiking
12 days ago

A great hike if you don’t want to drive to the mountains. It’s close by and it’s intense enough that you feel like you got a good workout.

hiking
16 days ago

trail running
24 days ago

Fantastic workout for trail running! I prefer the blue trail for a slightly less steep ascent, across the mountain top to the white trail for a beautiful rocky slope descent. Beautiful views of the countryside unrivaled in the area.

1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

Great views!

hiking
1 month ago

1 month ago

Awesome trail! This would be a difficult hike for the non experienced. The trail is mostly uphill, hence, climbing the mountain, very rocky but beautiful views! Loved it I give it a 5!

hiking
1 month ago

Loved it. Great up hill and down hill. Plus great view at the top. I will prolly do it again. Even my dog loved it.

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
2 months ago

I would not rate this as "Hard", however with regional bias, I can see how some might think so. The extremes of incline are greater than one normally finds on a moderate trail, but footing is never in question, the path is pretty easy to follow, many places to rest are available throughout, and weather wouldn't be too much of a hinderance. On a weekend, one will run into many dogs and outgoing people. Very nice views, which should actually be better. Not much effort has been put into creating viewing areas.

hiking
2 months ago

The hike was pretty fun to do with a group of my college roommates. The hike was not all that hard, but I can see how a non experienced hiker would get winded on some of the steep parts. The view was very pretty. If you want to do a short hike for a great view this is a hike for you.