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Pearson's Falls & Glen


Pearson’s Falls and Glen is a top natural attraction in Polk County, NC, hosting over 30,000 visitors each year.  We are located in the foothills of Western North Carolina off Hwy. 176, between the towns of Tryon and Saluda.


This unique botanical preserve is comprised of over 300 acres of rich cove forest, spring-fed streams and a moderate 1/4-mile trail to a 90 ft. waterfall.  We boast having over 310 species of wildflowers and plants, a few that are rare.   Mosses, lichens, shrubs, and a variety of trees reside in this Glen, which is classified as a deciduous climax forest.  Pearson’s Falls is a perfect stop when visiting the area.  We have picnic facilities and can accommodate groups and cyclists.


Pearson's Falls is owned and maintained by The Tryon Garden Club, a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization.


Our mission and purpose is to foster awareness and appreciation of the natural world by:


  • Preserving, protecting and treasuring Pearson Falls

  • Contributing to the beautification of Tryon

  • Educating members and the community

  • Collaborating with others

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