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Graveyard Fields Trail is a 2.9 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Balsam Grove, North Carolina that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 2.9 mi Elevation gain 305 ft Route type Loop
Dogs on leash Kid friendly Fishing Hiking Mountain biking Nature trips Walking Running Forest River Views Waterfall Wild flowers Wildlife Muddy Rocky
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Offline map is recommended. Users have reported that the trails are not marked well.

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Reviews (718)
Photos (575)
Recordings (500)
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William Grimme
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Hiking

Beautiful waterfalls both upper and lower.. upper falls trail is muddy and not very well marked with sometimes two or three ways to go. Made it with All Trails app though. The lower falls is quite spectacular and there is a definite pathway with tons of steps.

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Trista Hudzik
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This is one of my favorite local hikes. A LOT of mud (and deep mud at that). Trail is a bit confusing, but that’s just part of the adventure, right? Everyone was super friendly. Good amount of people out there for a Tuesday but lots of quiet time alone on the trail too. Took my dog and she loved it, too!

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Andrew Donatelli
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Hiking

Only did the lower falls but easy to access and great view of the waterfall and fun to climb the rocks at the bottom

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Laura RM
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HikingMuddy

Download the map to keep on the trail if you go out to Upper Falls. Trail to Upper Falls has muddy spots and rock hopping over streams. Nice rocks to sit on at both falls. Lower Falls is easy access, but lots of stairs.

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Rae Reese
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HikingOff trail

We loved it here. It was hard to make sure we were on the correct trail tho, there are no signs. Our German Shepherd had the best time!

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Susan Donkle
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HikingMuddy

I really liked the trail but traffic was heavy. Lots of dogs. There was mud but it was drying out. This is not a trail that you would want to go on right after a rain. It is moderate in difficulty and anyone older or with knee problems will be very happy to have a walking stick.

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Ned Donkle
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HikingGreat!

Great trail. Go on a weekday if possible as it’s very popular

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Mark t
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Brianna Lauer
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HikingMuddy

Great trail, wonderful for kids and pets.. pretty crowded on a Friday

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lilieth molnar
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Lynn Purkey
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HikingGreat!

Its not so muddy today but a lot of people on this trail

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Debbie Jelks
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Hiking

a bit muddy

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Alec Boykin
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Hiking

Beautiful waterfall, very muddy in some parts.

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Mike Snyder
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Hiking

Great hike but the trail to the upper falls was extremely muddy in several locations making that part very challenging.

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josh floyd
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Hiking

nice trail, but upper falls needs markings

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Michael Weinberg
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HikingFloodedMuddy

The Upper Falls section was poorly drained and not well marked. The Lower Falls section was much better. Wear waterproof hiking boots.

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Trisha Smith
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HikingMuddy

A little muddy but otherwise a great hike

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Evan David
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Hiking

Looked designed landscaped, like a Disney trail. Really beautiful and you get everything, from berry picking to great waterfalls.

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Istvan Karsai
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susan Wetmore
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Julia Hightower
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I really enjoyed it. We did get a little lost though. But was very beautiful and fun otherwise!

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Josh Hower
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Nice hike, with a good bit of steep rocky terrain towards the upper falls. I would strongly recommend trying this hike on a dry day that follows a few more dry days if you are able. Portions of the trail are essentially mini creek beds that were completely swamped out when I went. Overall very enjoyable, and beautiful falls.

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Alyssa Caples
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Hiking

very wet!

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Caitlin Tiffany
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Peter Howitt
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Trey Poirier
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More difficult than I thought it was going to be. Very wet and muddy to get to upper falls with a lot of rocks and roots. Going to lower falls was easy and beautiful. Best part was around lower falls the fields of blueberries and blackberries. So many and so delicious. Saw several people with buckets picking them.

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