The Tryon Missing 40 Trace is set in the beautiful Pacolet River Gorge. The land is being leased from the Town of Tryon by the Saluda Community Land Trust who built the moderate 1 mile hiking trail.
The trail starts at the convergence of Joles Creek and the North Pacolet River, it continues next to the river and features two unassisted river crossings in about ankle high water. Taking the trail to the right is recommended to save river crossings for the end of the hike. White blazes mark the trail throughout.
WHERE: Pearson's Falls Road, Saluda, NC
DIRECTIONS: Parking is between Tryon and Saluda on Pearson's Falls Road
Keep your maps in a plastic bag to protect them from the rain and know how to use them. GPS units are great, but they are not substitutes for knowing how to use a map and compass.