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Pearson's Falls Glen

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We have had heavy rains in the Carolinas and I was leery of taking my niece and nephew to see the... read more

Reviewed March 14, 2019
Travelers Rest, South Carolina
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It's an easy 5 minute walk from the parking area to the falls suitable for all ages. It's more like... read more

Reviewed February 19, 2019
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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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2748 Pearson Falls Rd, Saluda, NC 28773-9825
+1 828-749-3031
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All reviews easy hike short hike picnic tables beautiful waterfall entrance fee per adult local garden well worth the trip mile trail stone steps small children lovely stone small bridge wild flowers great viewing nice hike parking area
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Reviewed March 14, 2019 via mobile

We have had heavy rains in the Carolinas and I was leery of taking my niece and nephew to see the falls because of possible muddy paths. But that wasn’t the case! The paths were well maintained and because of the previous rains the falls...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Paulamartin52
Reviewed February 19, 2019 via mobile

It's an easy 5 minute walk from the parking area to the falls suitable for all ages. It's more like a stroll than a hike. The admission was $5 per adult and $1 per child. There are restroom facilities here.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank JP13of74
Reviewed February 6, 2019

We recently had the opportunity to visit Pearson's Falls for the first time on a bright winter's day and weren't disappointed. What a lovely spot with a gorgeous 90 ft. waterfall as your final destination! Pearson's Falls is located somewhat off the beaten track in...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed January 13, 2019

Staff is friendly, helpful. The trail to the falls is easy walking even for seniors. The falls are worth the walk. Great viewing. There is a bench if you want to sit and enjoy. There is a picnic area so the family can stay and...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank carol n
Reviewed December 11, 2018

This is a lovely park with a 1/4 mile trail to a wonderful 90 foot waterfall. There are picnic benches and bathrooms. Dogs are not allowed. They regularly put up information about what wildflowers are in bloom and the land is falloff every wildflower you...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank JudyinSaluda
Reviewed November 25, 2018

After a week of rains, I knew the falls would be full and stunning. So I celebrated national Go Take a Hike Day by hiking here at Pearson's Falls. Pearson's Falls is a 268 acres nature preserve with a park setting. Since 1931 it has...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Sburris65
Reviewed November 23, 2018

easy hike, beautiful waterfalls, cheap entry fee, clean bathrooms, well maintained trail, picnic tables and areas, beautiful views.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank ixhabi w
Reviewed October 29, 2018 via mobile

On a hunt to hit all the falls, we found this place (thank you Google). Didn’t realize until we arrived that it was private and required $5/person admission. At only 1/4 mile hike, wasn’t sure it would be worth it. TOTALLY WORTH IT! Pristinely kept,...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank juliemN4353UB
Reviewed October 24, 2018 via mobile

Just a few miles off I-26, Pearson’s Falls is a great stop. It’s beautiful and well maintained. You get constant views of the river on the short 1/4 mile walk to the falls. Great place to do a picnic & only $5/person.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Pinksatchel
Reviewed September 16, 2018

Not exactly a wilderness experience, as the falls are privately owned and heavily managed. Short and easy stone paved path leads to the picture perfect falls. Appears to be owned and managed by a local garden club. Small fee to get in. Lots of picnic...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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May 28, 2018|
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Response from lbagwell2 | Reviewed this property |
Most of the trail has guard rails to keep you on the path. It is very scenic but not a place for wading in the water.
March 24, 2018|
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Response from eroberts2017 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there are several places that have nice benches to sit on.
February 24, 2017|
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Response from Annissa A | Reviewed this property |
Dogs are not permitted...only leashed service dogs per their website.