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
314 feet
Out & Back

kid friendly




nature trips






wild flowers



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.

2 months ago

We liked this one, but if river levels are low there is not much to see.
The trailhead is very poorly marked with virtually no parking lot, so just beware as you arrive. No bathrooms at trailhead.

3 months ago

Got .3 miles in and saw a huge brown animal that we couldn’t identify. Won’t be back here.

5 months ago

This was a really pretty trail, but it is hard to get to if your not from the area. Needs better signs. It hasn't rained much so the waterfall was a drizzle for us. Pretty views.

7 months ago

Fun little trail. Very quiet and peaceful on the way back to the falls.

8 months ago

Short trail down to the bluffs and the waterfall. Another trail that is several miles down the dirt road and not heavily trafficked. We didn’t scramble down below the waterfall but we did find the spot mentioned in other reviews.

8 months ago

This was a beautiful trail with lots of bluffs/overlooks and a great waterfall at the end. If you're really adventurous (and careful) you can go across the top of the waterfall then climb down. It is a big drop off and pretty dangerous, so be cautious. It's a fairly easy trail, we set up camp overnight and had no issues. A little bit difficult to find the trail head but well worth it!

8 months ago

This is a beautiful hike! Multiple rock formations and waterfalls to explore!

Saturday, November 11, 2017

This is a beautiful hike that only takes a couple hours. A walk through the woods takes you to several large rocks close to the bluff. The view across the hollows is gorgeous. The waterfall was only a trickle since we haven't had much rain. We've done this trail a couple times, spring and fall, and we are never disappointed.

Wednesday, November 01, 2017

Pretty trail with great views of bluffs at the end. Planning to try it again in the spring when the waterfall is going.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Great easy trail. The rock overhang can be climbed down to explore with a little scampering. Kids loved it

Friday, September 01, 2017

This trail is short and sweet, with lots of highlights! The bluff view is amazing for such a short and easy trail. The trail takes you to the top of the fall, but I would try to go down under the fall if you can! People have already made it possible- just be careful climbing down; it's worth it! Will be back for sure!

Tuesday, May 23, 2017


Monday, May 15, 2017

This was a beautiful trail we took with our small children on Mothers Day. The waterfalls and views were gorgeous! It would of been easy but carrying two small children on and off throughout the hike made it a little harder. And watch small children near the overlook, it's beautiful but very steep!

Wednesday, May 03, 2017

This is a really fun, easy trail with a great waterfall at the end. I would do this as an additional hike if you're out and about in the Erbie area.

It's pretty easy to get down to the base of the waterfall, but do be warned that the rocks down around the waterfall are all quite slippery. If you're careful, it's worth getting down there, as the hollow behind the falls is really impressive.

Monday, March 20, 2017

A fun little hike to take the kids on.

Thursday, March 09, 2017

Monday, March 06, 2017

Beautiful hike! This is a great family hike, my son loved it!

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Easy hike. Trail contains many round sandstone rocks,don't roll an ankle. Elevation change wasn't abrupt. Beautiful views from the bluffine. 2 waterfalls to see at trails end. A few people on the trail but not enough to be annoying. Parking at trail head was minimal.

Wednesday, February 08, 2017

Last hike of our weekend.
Didn't see the water fall, but really enjoyed the view from the top of the cliff.
Guess I'll need to go back :)

Sunday, February 05, 2017

Very easy path lots of flat areas

Sunday, October 23, 2016

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.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

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.

Saturday, August 13, 2016

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

Monday, August 01, 2016

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!

Sunday, April 10, 2016

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

Tuesday, April 05, 2016


Monday, February 08, 2016

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.

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Easy. Fun trail. Plenty to see.

Friday, October 02, 2015

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.

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

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

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