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Very interesting hike/walk

You can walk from the Metcalf Bottoms road or drive to the schoolhouse n part there. It’s less... read more

Reviewed 6 November 2018
Canton, Georgia
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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
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Metcalf Bottoms Trail, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, TN
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Reviewed 6 November 2018 via mobile

You can walk from the Metcalf Bottoms road or drive to the schoolhouse n part there. It’s less than a mile up and very clear so it’s doable for most people. Just remember the road to the schoolhouse is narrow and not paved.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank S1849DHmichaelf
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

Date of experience: June 2018
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

Date of experience: May 2018
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

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank terrye492
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.

Date of experience: October 2017
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

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank waynecO458HN
Reviewed 18 August 2017

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

Date of experience: August 2017
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.

Date of experience: July 2017
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

Date of experience: July 2017
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.

Date of experience: June 2017
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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"