Walker Sisters' Cabin, Great Smoky Mountains National Park

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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  • 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 i...  more »
  • 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 Metc...  more »
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  • This is a lovely old homestead where the Walker sisters lived. The hike is easy and only 1 mile from the school house.
  • This place is a short hike from the Schoolhouse parking along mostly flat trail. The house and other building on site are well maintained and interesting to see.

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