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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  • 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 »
  • 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 ...  more »
  • 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 S...  more »
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  • it is a beautiful old home place.it is on the Heart land series. it is the national park. great for hiking.
  • Great hike. Awesome place. I actually found this while hiking another trail that connects . I spent alot of time looking around property. Walker sisters had a beautiful place to themselves.
  • Unique place to visit. Not an easy hike but, worth the hike.
  • Really nice hike up to the cabin. All gravel. There are books all around town about the Walker sisters, get one and read up! It will make the experience mean more! It's 1.1 mile hike if you drive down Lil greenbrier rd to the old schoolhouse but beware it is a narrow road.
  • This is a nice rustic cabin that shows how the Walker sisters lived. They used to invite visitors up to their cabin and serve them food. We saw a couple of deer on our hike here.
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