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Address: Metcalf Bottoms Trail, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, TN
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Hiking in The Great Smoky Mountains

This is an easy hike, combined by the Walker Sisters trail. Only about 4.5 mile hike and easy for young kids.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Dublin, Georgia
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Dublin, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is an easy hike, combined by the Walker Sisters trail. Only about 4.5 mile hike and easy for young kids.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

so it was a group of 16 people walking this hike. 8 out of the 16 were children, needless to say we didn't make it to the school. However the trail we did make was lovely. There is a small little creek of water that the kids enjoyed throwing rocks and sticks at. This is a must see, definitely worth... More 

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Mount Juliet, Tennessee
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

A little school house. Right in front of the school was a cemetery they have new markers for most if them which is nice since the stones there where just stones or in the case of a few no markers at all most were kids or infants which is sad but different times. The school house is a look into... More 

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Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

We hiked from Metcalf Bottoms because we found the one lane gravel road to be a little too scary for us. We had the place to ourselves and wandered around the cemetery before hiking on to the Walkers Sisters Place.

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

This is such a great stop for historical purposes. I love that this original school building is still here for others to enjoy. What I don't love is the people that feel the need to carve their names into something that can't be replaced. But please stop and see the original schoolhouse and cemetery. it is really something to behold... More 

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Loris, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

Amazing little peace of history.. Small cemetery near it also. Only problem is the one lane road leading up to it and the Walker Sister Cabin..

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Adel, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

Funny seeing how small people use to be. Those old country home and buildings have short doorways. We loved the cemetery and trek up. I couldn't wait to get home to read up a little more of the history.

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Portland, OR
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

We were informed by Ranger Pat at the Sugarlands Visitor Center to not miss this and he was so right. Robin is a school teacher and does talks about the area. She is very good and willing to talk. She gives all the history and knew the people in the area. Get a real feel for the place. She Suggested... More 

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Ocean City, Md
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016

We accidentally happened upon the school. We took a side road trying to find another trail and ended up coming out to the clearing where the school is, so we decided to check it out. It was pretty cool to sit inside of it and hear of its history. I feel that we learned more there about the history of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016

Everyone has written how to get there, what to see, where to hike ... I want to extoll the virtues of the place itself -- in history, in the timeline of our nation and the roles that our forefathers played in our development. If you want to really have it sink in how easy we have it in life, this... More 

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