Smoky Mountain Hike – Greenbrier School & Walker Sister’s Cabin

I wanted to revisit this post since we did this Smoky Mountain Hike again this weekend, but believe it or not, we didn’t take one photo. We completely enjoyed every single minute of the hike and were totally absorbed in nature. But I did want to bring notice to the beauty and fun of this great hike…

This past Sunday we went on a hike in the Smoky Mountains (so blessed to live so near these beautiful mountains). I’ve actually done this particular trail three times now. Once before I had my son, and twice now after having him. Although he was too young to really remember it.

The hike is easy to lightly moderate 3.4-mile hike if you do it in its entirety. We started at the Metcalfe bottom trail which is a 0.6 mile (1.2 round trip) to the Greenbrier School House, then you can go on a 1.1 (2.2 total) miles up to the Walker Sister’s cabin. And I highly recommend you do.

It is a gorgeous hike.

We had so much fun. It was unseasonably 70 degrees, sunny, and breathtakingly beautiful. If you would like to know more about the history of the Little Greenbrier Schoolhouse and the Walker Sister’s Cabin, just click on the link.

Here are a few photos from our hike…

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Walker Sister's Cabin Smoky Mountains

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I think hiking or just exploring trails is a great family activity. Not to mention a great way to get the whole family moving. Exercise doesn’t have to be a chore, especially when you do fun family things.

I know we had so much fun exploring the Metcalf Bottoms Trail and Little Greenbrier School in the Great Smoky Mountains.