Graveyard Fields Hiking Tour

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$49 for REI Members

$59 for non-members

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  • Fitness level 2 Easy Active
  • Group size 6 people
  • Instructor REI Local Experiences Guide

A favorite of Asheville, Graveyard Fields offers pristine wilderness, beautiful landscape views, and limitless tranquility. On this round trip hike off the Blue Ridge Parkway, we'll explore the open meadows that gives this area its name while keeping an eye out for the critters that call this area home. We'll wind our way along this lush trail toward viewpoints of cascading waterfalls, stopping for ample breaks to take in the sweet smell of this alpine meadow. Along the way, we'll share some hiking tips and offer insight into the region's history and ecosystem. This hike is perfect for hikers of all experiences levels, and you'll need to feel comfortable walking on uneven terrain for about 5 miles. We love this hike, and are pretty sure you will too!

  • Explore the wide expanses of Graveyard Fields
  • Take in the breathtaking views of cascading Appalachian waterfalls
  • No prior hiking experience required

What to bring with you


REI operates under a Special Use Permit issued by the U.S. Forest Service for guiding in the Pisgah National Forest.

Map image of Graveyard Fields Parking Area

More directions and information

The Graveyard Fields parking area is located on the north side of the Blue Ridge Parkway at mile 418.8. Restrooms are available at the trailhead, but potable water is not.