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Walker Sisters Place

Metcalf Bottoms Trail, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, TN
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Step back in Time

Easy hike from the Greenbrier school. It is hard to believe that people lived so far in the... read more

Reviewed 18 October 2017
Davistravels
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Saint Cloud, Florida
Nice short hike to history

Easy hike from Metcalf Bottoms Picnic area. Could also start from Greenbrier School if you drive... read more

Reviewed 1 October 2017
Wayne C
,
Franklin, Tennessee
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Metcalf Bottoms Trail, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, TN
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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.

1  Thank Davistravels
Reviewed 1 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 21 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 16 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

2  Thank BamaGal83
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

We started this hike at the Little Greenbrier trailhead which you access through the Metcalf Bottoms Picnic area. After crossing the one lane bridge continue down the road to the edge of the park and you'll find the trailhead. There's parking for maybe 6-8 cars...More

3  Thank Chuck S
Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

We took a hike our to the Walker Sisters Cabin. Go to Metcalf Bottoms Picnic area and drive up to the Little Greenbrier School. The "trail"/road is a very easy walk 1.1 miles to the Walker Cabin. The spring house is dry but neat to...More

2  Thank RachelEJohnson
Reviewed 1 November 2016

The trip is at least half way uphill but a very manageable one. The road is a gravel one and the length is 1.6 one way. After the first half mile you will see the Greenbrier school and cemetary. Then you will take the gated...More

2  Thank bscott63
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