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Pearson’s Falls & Glen
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The remarkable botanical diversity and beautiful waterfall in this peaceful glen near Tryon, North Carolina, have attracted nature-lovers, botanists, and picnickers for many generations. Visitors can enjoy the 90-foot falls and native wildflower garden, as well as the over 200 ferns, flowering plants, algae, and mosses by hiking a quarter-mile trail.

The 275-acre glen was named for a young engineer, Charles William Pearson, who scouted the mountains for what was to become the Southern Railroad.  In 1931, the Tryon Garden Club bought the property in order to preserve this unique mountain Glen.  Through the generosity of an honorary member and careful planning of the group, the club members purchased the several hundred acres of this wildlife preserve.  Although open to the public, the property remains under the ownership and protection of the Tryon Garden Club.

Area colleges and universities use Pearson’s Falls as an outdoor laboratory, and it is the site of frequent student field trips.

Hours of Operation

March 1 – October 31
Open 7 Days / Week
10 AM – 6 PM
(Gates will close at 5:00 PM)

November – December & February
Open 7 Days / Week
10 AM – 5 PM
(Gates will close at 4:00 PM)

Closed the month of January, Thanksgiving Day & Christmas Day

Admission Fees

Adults (ages 13 and up): $5.00
Children (ages 6-12): $1.00
Children under 6: free

Hours of operation and fees are subject to change. Contact directly for most current information.


Pearson’s Falls & Glen is located just off Route 176, four miles north of Tryon, NC, or three miles south of Saluda, NC. Look for signs to the Falls.

Pearson’s Falls
2720 Pearson Falls Road
Saluda, NC, 28733
(828) 749-3031



2720 Pearson Falls RoadSaluda, NC 28733Get DirectionsWeb: http://www.pearsonsfalls.org/

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