Graveyard Fields Trail is a 3 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Canton, NC that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
A very popular hiking spot on the Parkway (mile 418.8). Definitely better to visit on a weekday and early if possible. This is one of the best spots for fall color, and it is a unique hike for the area. The full loop in the relatively flat valley is just over three miles and includes two pretty waterfalls. The surrounding peaks also offer several wonderful trails, with the Black Balsam area and its spectacular mountain balds being another highlight. I can't wait to get back!
What an awesome trail! The trail can have a few soft spots after a rain, but it can all be passed and remain dry and clean!
The access is only too easy. There are good lavatory facilities at the trailhead (not a normal feature for most hikes)
If your time and skill allows, I would highly recommend an hour diversion off to the Mtn to Sea trail.
The BRP was outstanding as well, with the colors are just changing.
My only complaint would have to be parking for the trail - I actually parked up the parkway at the overlook and walked back down. Weekend parking is always a challenge, and during leaf peeping season, it is worse!
Provided some nice views of the fall color, but the views seemed slightly less impressive as other hikes on the parkway.
Beautiful views and a nice trail to hike on
Beautiful Hike..!!! The trail to upper falls was a lot longer than I thought it was, but was so gorgeous out with the fall foliage! Was actually very crowded! But was a Great Hike! Highly recommended
Great for trail running. Lots of variable terrain. Beautiful waterfalls. The higher waterfalls are well worth the climb. Trail gets busy after 11am.
First hike my boyfriend and I did while staying in Asheville on vacation, and what a good first hike to have chosen! The trails were a bit muddy in spots, but that didn't bother us one bit. The hike up to the second falls and back down was more difficult than the graveyard field loop, but well worth it! We also spent time climbing up the waterfall which was really cool. Felt like kids again! Highly recommend this hike. Only regret? Not bringing swim suits so we could play more in the waterfalls.
Nice trail for a hike today. We had a blast picking wild blueberries. Take time to get off the loop and hike to the Upper Falls and if you are real adventurous, hike to the top of the Upper Falls.
Fun trail for beginners who don't wear flip-flops but parking area fills up quickly. Definitely start early in day and go on week day, if possible. Lots of blueberries in late summer so trail crowded with families picking fruit, but not so much on last stretch to Upper Falls. Good for dogs except for last, very steep bit to climb above the falls where we had to use roots to pull ourselves up.
Great trail. Blueberries on the way, mostly easy trail. Towards the end close to the waterfall it inclines a bit. We hiked to the top of the waterfall. Really pretty. Not a lot of spectacular views but this is a different kind of trail. A lot of water features along the way.
This was a great 3.6 mile hike. We started at the lower end of the parking lot and went to "second falls" first then back up to the loop and straight up to the upper falls. After upper falls we backtracked to the loop trail and took a right to go across the river and back up to the exit at the upper end of the parking lot. We went in early july.