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Walker Sisters' Cabin, Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Categories: Historic Sites, Tourist Spots
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4.9/5 based on 35+ reviews on the web
Visit the homestead of the Walker family and learn about its history at Walker Sisters' Cabin. After the national park was formed and the people were resettled from the area, the five Walker sisters refused to go away and were granted a permission to live in the park. The National Park service gained control of the property in 1964 when the last of the sisters died. See the cabin of the sisters known for their adherence to the traditional way of life and observe their well preserved homestead. The whole track of the Walker sisters’ place is 5.15 km (3.2 mi) long, so be prepared for a relatively long hike and bring refreshment. 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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  • We hiked from Metcalf Bottoms as the one lane gravel road was too scary for us to chance. We got an early start and were rewarded with having the place to ourselves. What a wonderful piece of history. 
  • I loved hiking here and seeing what is left of the Walker Sisters cabin. Their family history is such a neat story. I would recommend everyone take the hike here to see some history and how people use...  read more »
  • Loved this hike to this beautiful place. Didn't love the road that was one lane leading up to parking area. Hike wasn't bad at all and was well worth it to see such a great old homestead.. 
  • Nice historic destination for a very easy hike on an old road grade
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