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Sunset Hike – Welcome Week

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Date(s) - Mon, Aug. 28
4:30 pm - 8:30 pm

House Mountain State Natural Area, TN


Register for this trip

Cost:  $19

Registration Deadline:  Thur. Aug 24

Catch the sunset from the summit with the best view in Knoxville


After just a few days of being on campus, you really want to get outside, meet new people, and take a break from the business of the start of the semester.

House Mountain State Natural Area, at 2,100 feet tall, is the perfect hike to get out for some fresh air, see wildlife, and snap Instagram worthy pics of the mountains around Knoxville.  

Just 30 minutes from downtown, House mountain overlooks the Tennessee River Valley with the Smokies, Unaka and Cumberland mountain ranges in the near distance.  

And the sunsets from the summit aren’t too shabby either!  

The 5.8 mile round trip trail is enough to get your blood pumping but easy enough for an evening hike. We’ll provide headlamps for hiking back down in the twilight. You just bring yourself, a small school pack for water and snacks.

After this hike, you and your new friends talk about tackling other day hikes to higher peaks!

No experience required; complete beginners welcome.

This trip is for you if you:
Want to watch the sunset over Knoxville from a mountaintop.
Want to meet to people at the beginning of the semester.
Want to see what the UT Outdoor Program is all about.

This trip is not for you if:
Want a long hard day hike
Are not comfortable walking 6 miles

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Have a question?
Call us at 865-974-9749 during business hours, email, or send us a direct message via Facebook Page.

How to register for a trip
Sign up online via My RecSports or stop by the TRECS Outdoor Program area; you can pay with Mastercard, Visa, cash, check, or Vol Card.

What does the trip cost include?
When you pay for a trip, you get all equipment, transportation, and instruction. On overnight trips, you also get plenty of tasty food and camping included.

Need to know about trip refunds? Experience Levels? Other things?
Learn about refund policies, experience levels, bringing a guest, and other general trip information here.

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