Pearson's Falls and Glen, Saluda

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Pearson’s Falls is located in the foothills of Western North Carolina off Hwy. 176 between Tryon and Saluda.This botanical preserve is comprised of 268 acres of native forest, granite, spring-fed streams and a moderate 1/4 mile trail to a 90 ft. Waterfall.There are over 200 species of rare wildflowers,and plants. There are also mosses, lichens and trees in this glen, which is classified as a deciduous climax forest.

Pearson's Falls is owned and maintained by The Tryon Garden Club. The Tryon Garden Club is a non-profit 501 (c)(3) organization. Contributions are appreciated and are tax deductible.
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  • I love this waterfall. Whenever I have guests in from out of town, I take them there. It is a very easy hike to the waterfall and the payoff is incredible. The garden club of Tryon keeps this beautifu...  more »
  • We have been to a number of falls and this one is one of the easiest to get to. Definitely recommended to anyone not wanting a lot of climbing. We even carried lunch with us and ate at the picnic tabl...  more »
  • This is listed as moderate but with the hand railings 95% of the way up I found this one to be easy. And well worth the $5pp  more »
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  • This park is wonderfully maintained. The hike to the falls is short - only around 1/4 of a mile and is manageable for a wide variety of people. The falls are gorgeous. I also loved that there were picnic benches scattered throughout the hike rather than just by the parking lot as you often find at such places. It's nice to be able to enjoy lunch with a real view. Note there is a $5 per person cost to visit.
  • What a nice stop for those who want to get out and stretch your legs driving through the state. Modest fee for a very peaceful and beautiful walk. Plenty of stopping points to enjoy in the path.
  • Nice area for a light hike or more challenging trails if you want. We took the little kids to the family trail and they had a blast. The waterfall is amazing. To access this place you must pay a fee. $5 per adult and $1 per child. The bathrooms are clean and the entire trail is well maintained and clean.
  • I enjoyed my time but there isn't much. The path is short and straight with tables toward the end. Dogs aren't allowed.
  • Awesome place to visit, but they open too late for photographers that need to go early and catch the best light.
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