Walker Sisters' Cabin, Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Historic Site · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
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. Using our custom trip planner, Great Smoky Mountains National Park attractions like Walker Sisters' Cabin can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Historic cabin at the end of a beautiful hike. Trailhead is a bit confusing to find, just across the bridge from the Metcalf picnic area. Signage isn't very good but the hike is wonderful.  more »
  • This is a very off the beaten path hike, we encountered noone on the way up or back. My suggestion is to park at Metcalf Bottoms and hike the 3 or so miles to the cabin. They have a very interesting.....  more »
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  • Beautiful piece of history hidden in the Smoky Mountains! We enjoyed our trek to the Little Greenbrier School, cemetery and the Walker Sisters Cabin. Loved reading about the Walker Sister's and their father and to see the homestead in person is truly wonderful! Highly recommend, you won't be disappointed!
  • Nice gentle walk out to the Walker Sisters Cabin. If you start at the Metcalf Bottoms picnic area you will add an additional .7 miles by starting on the Metcalf Bottoms trail before continuing on the Little Brier Gap Trail. This is a moderately trafficked trail.

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