Hideout Trail

EASY 11 reviews
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Hideout Trail is a 2.2 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Compton, AR that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, camping, and backpacking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

2.2 miles 321 feet Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly









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.

2 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

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6 months ago

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

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.

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

2 years ago

Just beautiful if you keep walking down stream you can pick up cecal bench trail.

3 years ago

Revisited hideout hollow and enjoyed it again. I thought the water would be running stronger, but you never know with wet weather waterfalls. It is a simple hike easy for all ages. There are several primitive camp sites. It is a less visited great little area. Well worth the trip. Has Bluff overlooks also.

4 years ago

Nice short trail. Nice in the spring.

5 years ago

My father and I hiked Hideout in April. Once we saw the potential for overnight stay we set up camp. There is a Dogwood that blooms in April next the waterfall an makes for lovely pictures. We had to get into the Hollow by crawling down through a tight spot in the bluff.

5 years ago

Hideout Hollow Waterfall trail is a short 2 mile out and back trail that takes you to a scenic bluff overlook, a 37 ft. tall water fall, nice rock formations. Best visited during the rainy season, but worth the hike anytime of the year. Well worth the trip. Many other hikes in the area to give you a well rounded trip. Enjoy