This hike was an easy 2.6 to 4.5 mile roundtrip hike (depending which way you choose). Along the way step inside the old Little Greenbrier School still filled school benches and desks. Take a tour of the Walker Sisters Place, the cabin, springhouse and corn crib.
Walker Sisters Place
Directions to Trailhead:
The hike to the Walker Sisters Place in the Great Smoky Mountains begins from the Little Brier Gap Trailhead. To reach the trailhead from the Townsend "Y" intersection near Cades Cove, drive 7.4 miles to reach the Metcalf Bottoms Picnic Area. Turn left into the picnic area and drive across the one-lane bridge. At 0.4 miles from Little River Road, turn right onto Little Greenbrier Road. The parking area for the Little Brier Gap Trailhead is less than a half-mile up the narrow gravel road, and is next to the historic Little Greenbrier School.
From the Sugarlands Visitor Center near Gatlinburg you'll drive 10 miles to reach the Metcalf Bottoms Picnic Area.
Please note that Little Greenbrier Road is closed from late December until early March each year. If you wish to hike the trail during the winter months you'll have two options:
1) Begin your hike from the small parking area located on Wear Gap Road (Lyon Springs Road), near the junction with Little Greenbrier Road. This will add a hike of 0.45-miles and a climb of 110 feet to reach the trailhead.
2) Begin your hike from Metcalf Bottoms and hike the Metcalf Bottoms Trail up to the Little Greenbrier School. This trail is 0.7 miles in length and climbs roughly 120 feet.