Pearsons Falls

Pearsons Falls

Pearsons Falls is a delicate, wide falls in a lush cove filled with wildflowers. It cascades over tons of tiny ledges with a couple of free-fall sections along the way, before scooting left near the bottom in a smaller cascade. It has one of the most photogenic forms of any falls in the area. Unfortunately, the creek can get a bit muddy at times.


  • Height: 90 ft
  • Elevation: 1680 ft
  • Stream: Colt Creek
  • Landowner: Tryon Garden Club
  • GPS: 35.215118, -82.335953

Hike Information

  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Length: 0.6mi
  • Tread Condition: Few Obstacles
  • Climbing: Climbs Gently (120 ft)
  • Type: Out-and-back


GPS Directions & Map

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Driving Directions

From Saluda, N.C., drive 3 miles East on US 176 and turn right on Pearson's Falls Road; or from Tryon, N.C., drive 4 miles West on US 176 and turn left. Follow Pearson's Falls Road for 2 miles to the gated entrance on the left.

Trail Description

There is only one easy trail in the park and it leads 1/4 mile gently uphill along Colt Creek, through the lush glen, to the base of the falls. The trail has a few steps and picturesque small stone bridges along the way, and is well-maintained.