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.
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.