Hideout Hollow Trail

EASY 39 reviews
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Hideout Hollow Trail is a 2 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Compton, Arkansas that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

2.0 miles 355 feet Out & Back

kid friendly

birding

camping

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

no dogs

Hideout Hollow Falls trail is a short two mile out and back trail through second growth timber leading to a high bluff that eventually winds its way to the top of a 37 ft. tall waterfall. The wet weather creek has a couple small water falls just up stream from the main fall. The best season to visit is from September through April, during the rainy season, even though it is open year round. There is a way down the bluff to the base of the fall; but you need to discover it yourself. It is very dangerous. The bluff views and large rock formations make it worth the trip even when the water is not running. Canoeing the Buffalo River and numerous other hikes are in the area. One could spend two weeks in the region exploring.

hiking
1 day ago

1 month ago

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.

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

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.

hiking
3 months ago

This trail is fairly easy out and back trail to see a great waterfall, when the water is flowing. Beautiful scenery and great views of the bluffs

hiking
4 months ago

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!

5 months ago

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hiking
7 months ago

Our second family hike and it was awesome! Pretty waterfall and the bluffs are amazing!

7 months ago

Great

8 months ago

hiking
9 months ago

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.

10 months ago

Easy. Fun trail. Plenty to see.

1 year ago

This is one of my favorite short hikes. The waterfall is beautiful and there's a lot of cool rock formations around. When you're standing at the waterfall base of the, look up the hill and to your right of the waterfall (as you're facing it), there should be a faint trail. If you follow that along the ridge it will take you to a pretty great lookout as well.

Be aware, when the water is high the road can get a little muddy just before the trail head.

hiking
1 year ago

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

Nice hike with great scenery, bluffs and waterfall were beautiful!!!

hiking
1 year ago

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.

1 year ago

Nice easy hike. Careful if you have small kids, there are some bluffs and slippery rock areas.

camping
2 years ago

This is an easy trail with some really nice scenery and a bit of history as well.