Length: 1.1 Miles
The Walker Sisters Cabin Trail is an easy 1.1 mile walk along a dirt and gravel service road. The Walker Sisters were a group of five sisters well known in the Smoky Mountains as being the last holdouts of those living in the National Park.
When the government began purchasing the land from settlers for the purpose of forming the National Park, the five Walker Sisters resisted. They eventually sold the land to the government in exchange for a life long leasehold on this cabin. The sisters used the land for nearly all of their needs.
The trail to their cabin and barn is located just past the Little Greenbrier school along a gated service road. The 1.1 mile hike brings visitors alongside thick rhododendron and mountain laurel before reaching a switchback intersection with Little Brier Gap Trail.
From this intersection, the homestead is only a few hundred yards away. Once at the cabin, watch for rattle snakes, they can be very active in this area during the warmer months. They may be especially likely near the spring house.
Little Brier Gap Trail – 1.4 miles to Little Greenbrier Trail
Metcalf Bottoms Trail – 0.6 miles from Little Greenbrier School to Metcalf Bottoms picnic area
From the Metcalf Bottoms Trail cross over the wooden bridge continue along the road towards Wears Valley. Follow road signs towards the right turn in to Little Greenbrier School.