Walker Sisters Cabin Reopens In The Park
Great Smoky Mountains National Park officials announced this week that the Walker Sisters Cabin is now back open to the public. The park closed the two-story cabin in late 2021, so the park’s Forever Places crew could address safety concerns and complete some needed renovations. The crew, a team of skilled carpenters and masons, replaced the roof and portions of the wall timbers, stabilized the foundation, added new floorboards, and restored the fireplace. The Walker Family originally took possession of the cabin in 1866 and the Walker Sisters continued living in the cabin after it became part of the national park. The last of the sisters to live in the cabin died in 1964. The Walker Sisters Cabin is just outside Gatlinburg and is accessible by hiking about 1.5 miles along the Little Brier Gap Trail located near the Metcalf Bottoms Picnic Area.