Graveyard Fields Trail

MODERATE 105 reviews
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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.

3.0 miles 422 feet Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

fishing

fly fishing

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

scenic driving

trail running

walking

forest

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

muddy

rocky

13 days ago

My very first hike which started it all. Back around Fall of 2013 so this one is pretty special to me.

hiking
19 days ago

Fun trail. Does get very muddy during wet weather. The view from the upper falls is limited but still beautiful.

1 month ago

1 month ago

This trail is not well maintained. It's full of washouts. In addition if you go when there has been a drought there isn't much water to see at the upper or lower falls. The trail itself doesn't have very good views.

walking
1 month ago

This was a nice easy walk out to the upper falls and back. Watch your footing, it'd be easy to fall or twist an ankle if you're not careful. I took my dog out with me and we came across 6 dogs or so- they were all on a leash, so everyone seems to be pretty good about keeping them nearby (awesome).

hiking
1 month ago

Have hiked this trail many times. Great views, falls and you can even eat blueberries along the way. Great in fall for fall colors.

1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

Beautiful trail especially in the fall.

hiking
1 month ago

Beautiful hike.

hiking
1 month ago

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!

hiking
1 month ago

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!

hiking
1 month ago

Provided some nice views of the fall color, but the views seemed slightly less impressive as other hikes on the parkway.

hiking
1 month ago

Beautiful views and a nice trail to hike on

1 month ago

1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

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

1 month ago

Great for trail running. Lots of variable terrain. Beautiful waterfalls. The higher waterfalls are well worth the climb. Trail gets busy after 11am.

2 months ago

hiking
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hiking
3 months ago