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Neat fairly short hike

The Walker Sisters were some of the last residents in the area, even decades after the founding of... read more

Reviewed 4 July 2018
Nashville, Tennessee
Easy hike to a hidden gem..

I had wanted to find and hike to this place after buying a book about the Walker Sisters at the... read more

Reviewed 2 June 2018
Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin
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Metcalf Bottoms Trail, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, TN
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Reviewed 4 July 2018

The Walker Sisters were some of the last residents in the area, even decades after the founding of the National Park. This hike starts at the Little Greenbrier Schoolhouse. I recommend parking at Metcalf Bottoms and walking the .6 mile trail instead parking at the...More

Thank mckayj93
Reviewed 2 June 2018

I had wanted to find and hike to this place after buying a book about the Walker Sisters at the Cades Cove visitor center the last time I was at the park. It is a very quiet, off-the-beaten-path kind of hike that starts at the...More

1  Thank GraciePitt1013
Reviewed 6 April 2018

I would actually give this somewhere between average and very good. After we had hiked to The Little Greenbrier School ( we didn't know you could drive it) we decided why not go on to see The Walker Sisters cabin? The hike was very easy...More

Thank Terry E
Reviewed 18 October 2017

Easy hike from the Greenbrier school. It is hard to believe that people lived so far in the boonies. Plan on two hours to walk and explore the well preserved home site. Very enjoyable. I am 70 and had no problems. It is not steep.

2  Thank Davistravels
Reviewed 2 October 2017

Easy hike from Metcalf Bottoms Picnic area. Could also start from Greenbrier School if you drive up the gravel and park at the school. Interesting to see how people lived before the days of the park and in this case after the park also. Several...More

Thank Wayne C
Reviewed 18 August 2017

Rustic, peaceful. True mountain home life back before the GSMNP. Several structures remain including the cabin and summer house.

Thank Kelly S
Reviewed 22 July 2017 via mobile

You can start your hike from Metcalf Bottoms Picnic area or drive up a very narrow gravel road and hike in from Greenbrier School. The hike does have hills. It is on a gravel road but no vehicle traffic beyond the school.

2  Thank Laura E
Reviewed 17 July 2017

You do have to hike to this place from the Little Greenbrier School. A fairly easy quiet hike. Not many people on the trail. You get an inside look how they lived. Feel free to explore, but respect the place. There isnt anyone there to...More

1  Thank Like_T0_Travel65
Reviewed 8 June 2017

Round trip is just a little over 2 miles if you start at the schoolhouse. Road to schoolhouse is narrow so use caution. Be sure to read up on the Walker family history. Makes the area come to life.

Thank Stephanie_B1964
Reviewed 10 May 2017

Today we parked at the Little Greenbrier School and walked the 1.1 miles to the home place. We walked down a graveled road through the woods then crossed a creek on a foot bridge before walking the remainder of the way to the home. The...More

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23 March 2018|
Response from Janet W |
This is a hike from the Metcalf Bottoms Picnic area. It is not a "tour"