Walker Sisters Home via Little Brier Gap Trail

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Walker Sisters Home via Little Brier Gap Trail is a 3.6 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Gatlinburg, Tennessee that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
3.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
436 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

blowdown

no dogs

2 hours ago

Nice hike on old road. Took 3 and 4 year old granddaughters, easy

1 month ago

Great short easy hike .The house and small buildings are in great shape.Quiet beautiful walk.

2 months ago

between the school and the cabin, this hike is perfect for history lovers!

2 months ago

Difficult to find the trailhead from parking lot and difficult again to find the trail head from the school to the Walker Sisters cabin. Park in parking lot and walk over the bridge. Take the rocky wide path on the right, then take the first wide rocky path on your left that goes up. No signs!!! At school house, pass the cemetary and porta potty then turn to the left up the road and take the first road to your right (sharp right) and travel up to the Walker cabin. Lots of lightning bugs start to show up in the twilight hours

2 months ago

We are related to the Walker Sisters so it great to visit their history. The cemetery and school were also interesting. we walked the small cut road, not the longer trail.

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3 months ago

My review is from the perspective of an amateur landscape photographer.

The trail is typical Eastern US woodlands. Nothing special to set it apart from the other dozens of woodland trails in the Smokies. No epic scenic views. The only thing that sets this trail apart are the school and sister's cabins. If you like photographing log cabins and such is is the trail for you. I

if you are looking for scenic views, waterfalls, etc. pick another trail.

Having said that, I'll probably return in the fall to photograph the cabin with the fall foliage.

5 months ago

Pretty cool cabin. Easy, kid friendly trail.

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5 months ago

A nice, wide easy trail. Lots of streams, wildflowers, butterflies and the cabins were nice too.

5 months ago

Definitely worth the hike up and down the hills, the school/graveyard is worth the hike alone. A mile past the school is the property with the cabin home. A very cool piece of history in the smokies.

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6 months ago

Great 2 mike round trip from parking lot of the little greenbrier school. Very enjoyable.

9 months ago

A nice hike! The schoolhouse, the cemetery, and the house are all very nice! We got a bit lost at first. If you park at the picnic area you will need to walk across the bridge to access the trail. It’s a fun hike.

9 months ago

Great family hike

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9 months ago

Nice easy trail. Kinda steep hill at start but worth it.

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10 months ago

Great acclamation hike with lots of variety- along the stream to start, wide foliage path to the Walker House, and we tagged on some trail above the Walker House to get in the trees. The sites (school, cemetery, and house) are great stopping points. There is a porta-potty at the school.

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10 months ago

Loved this hike more than I thought I would! We accessed the trail from the large parking area, but had to ask someone how to get to the trailhead. Our youngest hiker was 4 and oldest was 70. Both were able to manage. The hike up is definitely and incline. We read up on the Walker sisters before the hike, and it made experiencing the history so much cooler. The schoolhouse and sisters’ house were so much fun to see and experience. Definitely recommend this hike!

11 months ago

Took my 3 kids on a little day trip and we all loved this hike. We parked at the Greenbriar school and hiked the 2 mile round trip to the cabin. It was perfect for my four year old.. Such a great way to talk to them about history and how people Used to live!

Monday, August 14, 2017

We took this hike on 8/8/17 it USA 1 mile hike but it seems to have a steep incline. We took our 2 grand daughters ages 9 and 5 they enjoyed the hike and the history.

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Sunday, July 23, 2017

Get there early before parking and the trails fill. Definitely worth the effort.

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Thursday, July 20, 2017

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Wednesday, May 10, 2017

nice!

Monday, April 10, 2017

We loved it!!

Thursday, March 30, 2017

There is s great book about the Walker Sisters which you can purchase at any of the park book shops. A great read before the hike. It adds so much to an already fun hike!

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Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Great quiet trail

Sunday, January 22, 2017

Beautiful scenery. Difficulty was manageable for a novice. Trail length is more than specified!

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Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Loved this trail! It is mainly gravel with a slight incline but it was peaceful with lots of pretty scenery. I was surprised how good the school and cabin still looked.

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Saturday, November 12, 2016

Nice trail, but not well enough marked.

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Sunday, September 04, 2016

Awesome family trail. Remember to take chalk if stopping by The Little Greenbrier School House so kids can leave a message on the chalkboard!

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Sunday, June 26, 2016

Started at small parking lot at the beginning of the gravel road. Fun hike. Pretty area. The hike is all on an old road mostly gravel. Steady uphill hike to the cabin.

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Thursday, June 16, 2016

Loves it! The old structures are great and a beautiful easy hike.

Monday, April 11, 2016

Neat place, well kept wide trail was easy for our 6 and 3 yr old girls to walk. Homeplace and cabin were in great shape.

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