House Mountain Loop

Norris Lake, Tennessee 37779

House Mountain Loop

House Mountain Loop Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"This loop takes you to a pair of vistas atop the highest point in Knox County-House Mountain.

House Mountain stands in a 500-acre state natural area and is a steep-sloped, very rocky outlier peak. The geology reveals sheer bluffs, big boulders, rock houses, and, of course, stony overlooks where you can see in all four directions from various points on the mountain. The views attract hikers but also birders. Be apprised the hike is steep in areas and part of the mountain contains private property."

House Mountain Loop Reviews

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The steep climb and rocky terrain were not what I expected, but the extraordinary view at the top of House Mountain was worth the climb. The views going up and down the mountain are quite captivating, so don’t forget your camera! And every once in a while, stop and take in the sounds and sites of the trail as you hike up the mountain. I will say this though, I don’t care how in shape you are, there will be a few times you will have to take a break, stretch and sit for a minute or two. Save your energy. I would not recommend this for the faint of heart, however, if you are determined to hike this mountain, push through the difficult hills and once you reach the top, take a long, well-deserved break. Trust will have earned it.

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Trail Information

Norris Lake
Nearby City
Trail Type
Skill Level
1.8 hours
1,200 feet
Trailhead Elevation
1,950 feet
Top Elevation
Additional Use

Activity Feed

Dec 2018