Hideout Hollow Trail is a 2 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Compton, AR that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.
This modest trail takes you to a large bluff overlook and a very nice 37 ft. waterfall. Just up stream their is another small waterfall. Easy hike ends at a high bluff overlook and a tall water fall. With care a person can bushwack to the base of the water fall and enjoy the falls from that perspective. Camping is allowed. Nice short hike for kids but be careful because of the cliffs.
The trail is pretty easy and the ending is fun as well. I enjoyed getting off the trail and hanging out on the bluffs more than anything. A great are to explore but it's also a long drive to get there.
Beautiful day for a hike. This is a very sketchy drive to the head of this short hike. Paved hwy, to gravel road, to very narrow dirt road in the middle of no where. You will drive by little dwellings you might see in horror movies. Once you arrive you will wonder if you have, a small Hideout Hollow wooden sign greets you, on a very small patch of dirt to park your car. The hike is short and easy if you are in shape, I would say moderate if you are not in good shape. There are a couple steeper spots but nothing that bad. It's a fairly clearly walked path with some trees marked as well. In the middle of Oct there was only a trickle of water nothing resembling a waterfall. But all in all worth it.
This trail is short, but very beautiful. Not too difficult, leads to a very nice waterfall when the water is flowing, and the views from the bluff are great!
Love this trail - it's gorgeous any time of year. If the waterfall is flowing, that's beautiful, and if not the bluffs are worth the easy hike. Pets are not allowed on this hike though, and be REALLY careful of kids, and keep them close, the bluffs drop off pretty suddenly, you don't really see them coming.
Easy. Fun trail. Plenty to see.
We hiked Hideout Hollow with my two boys (6 & 3) really enjoyed it! Hideout Hollow Falls was running ok, but we liked the smaller falls upstream from it even better! It was like a mini paradise. Definitely signs of camping going on at that spot. I wrote about our hike here: http://www.adventuresintheozarks.com/2015/05/hideout-hollow-trail-and-waterfall.html
Easy trail. Not much water running today, but still a very cool spot to visit. There was another small waterfall just upstream from Hideout Hollow Falls. Pretty easy to get down below the falls.....just be careful so you don't slip off of the edge. Lots of rocks to climb on here if you're into that. Will visit here again.
Nice easy hike. Careful if you have small kids, there are some bluffs and slippery rock areas.
This is an easy trail with some really nice scenery and a bit of history as well.
I LOVE THIS PLACE !!!!
My husband and I went here on a whim one late winter afternoon when we wanted to do a short hike. We had an idea of where the trail might be as we had been to Hemmed-In Hollow before, but it is not very well marked. In fact, I don't think there were actually any signs pointing to where this one was, not that I remember at least. I had about decided we had went the wrong way when we drove up on the trailhead where several cars were parked. We made it down the dirt road ok with my little two-wheel drive car, but I would recommend taking a 4 wheel drive if you have one. We had to work our way around some huge mud puddles, which made me nervous with the car. It looked like this road would get even worse after that point, so I was glad it wasn't any farther. Hideout Hollow Falls was pretty neat, but I wished I could've gotten a view from below it. Supposedly there is a secret way down there, but we didn't know where it was. If you walk upstream from that waterfall there is another nice waterfall. Also, if you cross the stream, there is a little trail that curves around to a great unobstructed lookout point. This was a neat trail and waterfalls. I liked just hanging out here and checking out the falls and the view at the end. Fall would be a great time to go I'm sure with the view of the changing tree colors. The end of this hike could be dangerous if kids aren't supervised, though, as there are plenty of places where someone could fall off the edge if too close and not careful.
Fairly easy hike to nice waterfall and bluff line. Expected a little more water to be flowing just 2 days after a heavy rain, but it was worth the hike nonetheless.
This is a sweet hike and far less punishing on your calves than Hemmed-in Hollow just down the road. The falls are just a short hike from the trail head and the hollow has several rock shelters as well as the remains of the shelter built by the WWI draft dodgers the hollow was named after. The spring show of flowers, ferns and Dogwoods is especially nice. Above you'll find a descent view of Cecil Cove. All in all, a very enjoyable and relatively easy hike and well worth the visit!
A great hike for the family. Sheltered behind the falls during a thunderstorm.
Nice family hike to a beautiful area but keep a hand on any smaller children around the bluffs. We made this hike on a beautiful winter day with good water flowing over the falls. Gorgeous to say the least. Take a few minutes to explore up stream for some other neat areas.
Had a great hike with my wife. Mountain Azaleas were at peak and scented the area fantastically. Great photography opportunities. Good place for easy morning trip.