Discovering Our Hometown: Graveyard Fields

I don’t know if Graveyard Fields is really the most popular camping and hiking spot in Asheville or if I have just always perceived it as such, but it is relatively flat, has a waterfall and swimming hole and is just a short drive from Asheville, so if it’s not…it should be 🙂

In just a few minutes and a very short hike from the parking lot you are lead down wooden stairs and out to a gorgeous waterfall surrounded by greenery and boulders.

In the summertime it’s a fantastic place to cool off which is why it is a popular swimming hole for locals.  Beautiful scenery and family friendly fun.
We had just finished our hike at Devil’s Courthouse and couldn’t wait jump into the ice cold pool.
Well I could wait 🙂

Husband jumped right in with no problem, but the last time I visited this watering hole I remember the water being so cold it took my breath away.  

Although it was definitely not as shocking as my memory served I still found myself only being able to handle short stints swimming under water because my breathe was lost every time I dove into the chilly water.

We only explored a small part of the total Graveyard Fields trail.  Maybe a camping trip to take in the Fall foliage will be in the cards soon?

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