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Walker Sisters Place

Metcalf Bottoms Trail, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, TN
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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 weeks ago
GraciePitt1013
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Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin
Definitely Something Different

I would actually give this somewhere between average and very good. After we had hiked to The... read more

Reviewed 5 April 2018
Terry E
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Norwood, OH
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Metcalf Bottoms Trail, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, TN
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"spring house"
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"metcalf bottoms picnic area"
in 9 reviews
"old homestead"
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"gravel road"
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"home place"
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"corn cob"
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"family history"
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"easy hike"
in 7 reviews
"wears valley"
in 3 reviews
"foot bridge"
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"back in the day"
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"nice short hike"
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"the smoky mountains"
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"beautiful hike"
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"greenbrier"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

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Reviewed 5 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
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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.

2  Thank Davistravels
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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.

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