Pearson's Falls Glen
Pearson's Falls Glen
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Nature & Wildlife Areas • Forests • Valleys • Waterfalls
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Named after its founder, Charles William Pearson, this 268-acre area of wilderness offers an abundant variety of flowers.
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1-2 hours
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  • Cassara
    Charlotte, North Carolina200 contributions
    Beautiful waterfall
    The $5 /adult entrance fee is well worth the visit. At the time of our visit, there were no working restrooms so plan accordingly. The entire hike and back to the waterfall can take about 1 to 1.5 h more or less depending on how many pictures you take. The hike is easy to moderate on a well shaded path. There are many areas to rest. The trail is clearly marked and there are many birds and flowers and trees to view. The waterfall is beautiful and drops amidst spectacular rock formations. It will not disappoint.
    Written August 29, 2020
  • CZiegler04
    Wingate, North Carolina131 contributions
    Short Hike to Beautiful Falls
    My best friend and her husband were visiting from Alabama and had planned to meet my husband and I in Saluda for tubing on the Green River, but Mother Nature nixed that plan. We decided to explore Pearson’s Falls and were pleasantly surprised. It’s a relatively easy walk on a well-maintained trail, and the falls are beautiful. Because it was still a little overcast, there were not many people around at the time so we pretty much had the place to ourselves. I can imagine it is even more beautiful when the flowers are in bloom. It’s definitely a hidden gem. The photos do not do it justice!!!
    Traveled as a couple
    Written July 20, 2021
  • Anne H
    Greenville, South Carolina82 contributions
    Easy Hike
    The "hike" to the falls is actually a lovely 1/2 mile walk (each way) with only a few areas of elevation to tackle. It would be appropriate for almost any age group. The falls themselves are spectacular. Because it is such an easy hike, the trail was quite heavily trafficked, even on a weekday, but people were very gracious and polite about maintaining physical distancing. There is a $5/person charge collected at the gate to enter the preserve, which is maintained by the Tryon Garden Club.
    Written September 3, 2020
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Eastwardgypsy
Columbia, SC88 contributions
Oct 2020 • Family
I have long wanted to see this place, and the few times that I’ve been in the area I’ve missed that because I got there either too late or I did not have time.
We as a family decided to go there and make that our first stop.
There are lots of things to do nearby and we decided that we would go apple picking in the afternoon. We packed a picnic lunch and hit the falls first. I have four very small children and I wanted to get them out.
The trail is very well maintained, and easy to navigate. Because it had rained, and the leaves are falling, the trail can get a bit slippery in spots, but several elderly people and small children had no trouble navigating the scenic route to the falls.
Ample benches along the way, and several tables near the beginning make this a great spot for a picnic lunch.
There are lots of places to view the falls and the beautiful floor and fauna that cover the terrain.
I highly recommend it! When we went, it was five dollars for each adult and I believe one dollar for children.
This would be a great activity to do well on route to something else, whether it’s enjoying the charming little towns nearby or apple picking in one of the many beautiful orchards.
Written October 13, 2020
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Carolina Girl
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Nov 2021 • Friends
Let me first say that if you have never been here, it is worth going for the falls alone. However, just be prepared for overly obnoxious rules and signs. I am sure the Garden Club has spent a lot of time making improvements to the trails, which was appreciated. But it is literally cluttered with all kinds of tributes, signs and plaques (one drilled into a Boulder) that directly violates their own leave no trace sign. They have almost ruined a spectacular natural setting with their junk and signage, which is a shame. And don’t bring your dog, someone in a meeting decided that wasn’t appropriate….lol
Written November 9, 2021
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Daphne H
Charlotte, NC24 contributions
May 2021 • Couples
I love to photograph waterfalls that are easy to get to as I can’t do long hikes. This one was perfect, there is a small entrance fee of $5 per person but was well worth it. We brought a picnic lunch and found a nice table right by the stream. It was an easy walk to the falls, there are some tree roots to look out for. It was under a mile round trip. There were not many people there on a Monday. They do have a bathroom to use with running water but not a flushing toilet if ya know what I mean.
Written May 24, 2021
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DeeAnn M
Greenville, SC773 contributions
Aug 2020
This place is worth the $5 admission price. The trail is well marked, short and easy. Designated parking is available. This is a popular place but there are many spots along the trail to step aside to keep a safe distance from others. The falls is impresssive and so pretty to enjoy on a nice day. Take a picnic as you will find plenty of benches and spots near the river so you can linger and savor the beauty here.
Written August 20, 2020
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WildHaireAdventures
Tyler, TX1,449 contributions
Jun 2020 • Couples
Oh my, this place is amazing! This is a 0.6 mile round trip hike and it is breathtaking! The trail is kept immaculate and there is beauty everywhere you look. The trail is flat and easy. The waterfall is beautiful and was full of water for our visit. There was plenty of parking, the restrooms were closed due to Covid when we visited. There is a $5 fee per adult and $1 fee for children, but they obviously use that money for maintenance because the trail is immaculately kept. Don’t miss this beauty!
Written June 3, 2020
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Jennifer D
Grand Rapids, MI58 contributions
Apr 2021 • Family
We were driving from Savannah to Gatlinburg and found this a perfect spot to stretch our legs! The staff was very friendly & fee was very low considering this is privately owned.

Bathrooms = clean & nicer than state parks
Trail = natural with some wood chips & stones, benches for resting along the way
Distance = perfect for young families or 65+
Falls = beautiful & not crowded, railing near the water for safety

My son (8) said he wanted to tip the staff bc it was the best/nicest place! Our kids just hiked Laurell falls in Gatlinburg and immediately said they would go back to Pearson falls!

During our visit we also went to the White Duck for tacos & the Elijah Gem mine .. it was a great visit without too many people!
Written April 8, 2021
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drdvh
Knoxville, TN32 contributions
Nov 2020 • Couples
My wife and I were looking for a short and easy hike near water. This fit the bill! Easy hike, well marked and places to stop and rest along the way if you need. Access does cost a little but not unreasonable. The attendant was friendly and helpful. People along the hike were respectful of social distancing. We were able to sit a few minutes at the falls and just enjoy the view and the sounds of the waterfall. It is truly one of the most beautiful falls we have hike to in Western North Carolina.
Written January 9, 2021
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Charles
Columbia, SC508 contributions
Aug 2020 • Friends
The falls are a quarter mile from the parking area and the hike of natural rock steps w handrails and fencing along the way is uphill. You will see the stream from the falls along the way w interesting white water from rocks and smaller falls. The bathroom is by the parking area; none along the path or at the falls. There are picnic tables near parking as well as by the falls if you choose to take a picnic along. There are seats to rest along the path. The falls at the end of the trail are beautiful almost like a bridal veil.
Written August 29, 2020
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tgrdvrmd
Columbia, SC748 contributions
Nov 2022 • Couples
This is a truly beautiful waterfall and an easy trek for most everyone. The parking area leads to the 1/4 mile trail, in which it is obvious that a lot of time and work has made this a memorable visit. The trail has benches for those needing to rest and the elevation grade is gradual. A hiking/walking stick is a good idea. This is a “can’t miss” venue.
Written November 3, 2022
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Jeffrey H
3 contributions
Jul 2021
Have a vacation home in Western NC and have spent the last 13 summers there. Lots of hiking, motorcycle riding etc in and around Pisgah National forest, DuPont state park and around South Carolina. Probably visited 50 + waterfalls in our immediate area. Pearson’s Falls is one of the most beautiful and spectacular. If you’re looking for a hike, this isn’t it. Its well manicured path is short, easy and fine for any age. But if you are looking for a waterfall, 😎.
Written July 25, 2021
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