Pearson’s Falls and Glen is a top natural attraction in Polk County, NC, hosting over 20,000 visitors each year.
This unique botanical preserve is comprised of 275 acres of rich cove forest, granite, spring-fed streams, and a moderate 1/4 mile trail to a 90 ft. waterfall. This trail has over 310 species of rare wildflowers and plants. Mosses, lichens, shrubs, and a variety of trees reside in this Glen, which is classified as a deciduous climax forest.
There are many benches and picnic areas along the trail, at the base of the falls, and along Webster Way.
WHERE: 2748 Pearson Falls Road, Saluda, NC 28773
DIRECTIONS: Located in the foothills of Western North Carolina off Hwy. 176, between the towns of Tryon and Saluda.
Let someone know where you will be and when you plan to return. On a long-distance hike, leave behind a copy of your itinerary.