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Walker Sisters' Cabin, Great Smoky Mountains National Park

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Visit the homestead of the Walker family and learn about its history at Walker Sisters' Cabin. After the national park was formed and locals were resettled from the area, the five Walker sisters refused to go away and were granted permission to live in the park. It wasn't until 1964, when the last of the sisters died, that the National Park Service gained control of the property. Explore the cabin of the sisters, who were known for their adherence to a traditional lifestyle, and observe their well-preserved homestead. You'll have to walk 5.15 km (3.2 mi) to reach the cabin, so wear comfortable footwear and bring refreshments. Arrange your visit to Walker Sisters' Cabin and discover more family-friendly attractions in Great Smoky Mountains National Park using our Great Smoky Mountains National Park vacation planner.
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TripAdvisor
  • We started this hike at the Little Greenbrier trailhead which you access through the Metcalf Bottoms Picnic area. After crossing the one lane bridge continue down the road to the edge of the park and ...  more »
  • We took a hike our to the Walker Sisters Cabin. Go to Metcalf Bottoms Picnic area and drive up to the Little Greenbrier School. The "trail"/road is a very easy walk 1.1 miles to the Walker Cabin. The ...  more »
  • The trip is at least half way uphill but a very manageable one. The road is a gravel one and the length is 1.6 one way. After the first half mile you will see the Greenbrier school and cemetary. Then ...  more »
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  • It's a pleasant walk on a (mostly) gravel trail under tree cover to the buildings. Be sure to read the history of the sisters online before you go.
  • Nice historic destination for a very easy hike on an old road grade