Pearson's Falls

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Pearson's Falls


Hours & Seasons

  • Seasons - Year-round except closed for month of January; closed Thanksgiving, Christmas & New Year's Days.
  • Hours - Mar 1-Oct 31: Mon-Sat 10am-6pm; Sun noon-6pm. Last tickets sold at 5:15pm. Nov 1-Dec 31 and Feb 1-28: Mon-Sat 10am-5pm; Sun noon-5pm. Last tickets sold at 4:15pm.


  • 2748 Pearson Falls Rd.

    Saluda,   NC   28773

  • Mailing Address -

    PO Box 245

    Tryon,   NC   28782


This 90-ft. waterfall is located in the foothills amid 268 acres of virgin forest and spring-fed streams. A moderate 1/4-mile trail leads to the waterfall - make time to enjoy the cool, misty glen. On the way up to the falls, observe more than 200 species of fern, flowering plants, algae and moss in the wildflower preserve. Sit on a bench and feel the peacefulness of this natural sanctuary as you listen to the water and the birds.

No alcohol, fires or pets allowed (except service dogs). No wading or swimming allowed.

A nominal admission fee helps maintain this non-profit site.

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2748 Pearson Falls Rd.
Saluda NC 28773


Latitude: 35° 13' 8.3346" / Longitude: -82° 19' 56.9712"

Special Directions:

From I-26W, exit 67 towards Tryon for 3.5 miles. Turn right at light onto Hwy. 176, drive 4.7 miles. Turn left onto Pearson Falls Rd, drive for 1 mile. From I-26E, exit 59 towards Saluda for 1 mile. Turn left onto Hwy. 176, drive 3 miles. Turn right onto Pearson Falls Rd, drive for 1 mile.

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