Paige Falls and Broadwater Hollow Falls

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Buffalo National River

Paige Falls and Broadwater Hollow Falls is a 0.7 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Compton, Arkansas that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and nature trips and is accessible year-round.

Distance: 0.7 miles Elevation Gain: 52 feet Route Type: Out & Back

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

forest

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

muddy

rocky

no dogs

A short hike off the gravel road follows a scenic creek to two water falls in 1/3 of a mile. Paige Falls is eight foot tall and Broadwater Hollow Falls is twenty-one feet tall. The creek itself has some small cascades that add to the enjoyment. The trail is not well defined. Simply follow the creek down hill on the east side and you can't miss the falls. The road leading to the trailhead is very bumpy and may be difficult for low, 2WD vehicles.

hiking
2 days ago

This was a wonderful hike to do with the family. The kids were able to swim a little and slide down the natural water slides. The hike was easy to find with this map downloaded.

hiking
11 days ago

Not sure why the app says .7 or why everyone is saying they hiked over a mile. Its literally 30 to 40 yards from the parking spot. I rate it as easy. Super easy even. Maybe there's another route that I'm not aware of. To the left where the stream crosses the road is the trail. Follow it 30 yards and your there.

hiking
13 days ago

This was pretty. However it’s a pretty lengthy trail and not .7 mi as stated on AllTrails. I did a previous hike that day and was hoping for out and back on this one. The app takes you to a parking spot and not the start of the Trailhead. There is a trail here but you will just go in a circle and right back to the parking spot. You must walk around the loop on the dirt road and right after the bridge/stream you will see the start of the trail. The caves were amazing. It had rained earlier in the day so the water was brown and not the usually pretty vibrant blue I see on most waterfall trails.

hiking
muddy
scramble
1 month ago

I would recommend this trail for anyone wanting an adventure. Multiple stops of intrest in less than 1/4 mile. It stormed 2 hours before we came so the waterfalls were spectacular. However the main trail starting point was flooded over so we took the alternate trail by where you park. I rate this as moderate due to slick and muddy surfaces, no trail markers and some climbing. The road coming in is about 2 miles and completely doable in a car (unless it's lowered).

hiking
1 month ago

Gorgeous! Fun to explore. Keep little ones close near all the waterfalls. Road in was the bounciest in the county making it seem like a long ride. ! Didn’t need to put it in 4 wheel drive as it was dry, but needed our trucks high clearance. Had a lot of trouble finding the correct county road (went down wrong one first.) . So many fabulous falls and boulders and cascades. Multiple scenic shots. Short to walk but lots of ‘scrambling.’ Might not be fun or as scenic if falls are dry (summer). Currently closed for Covid19.

hiking
muddy
rocky
2 months ago

The road to the trail head was muddy at parts, but we made it fine in our Honda CRV. It was very wet and muddy on the day we went, so we parked before the creek as it was over the road. We did have to wade a bit to make it to the actual trailhead, but it was worth it! The falls were gorgeous, and there are many rock formations to see along the way. The trail is short but moderate, very rocky and slick along places when wet. Will definitely go back!

hiking
3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

I can see how this may be rough to get to but we were fine in our truck. We tacked this on as a bonus hike after a long difficult hike in an area close by, and it was the perfect way to end our day. The falls were beautiful and very easy to get to. If the sun weren’t going down I’m sure we could have explored here for a long, long time. As it stood it was a perfect hike to squeeze into our last hour of daylight, and a fun, fast, easy jaunt to a truly beautiful area.

hiking
rocky
4 months ago

After all the rain we’ve had this January, the falls are amazing. The road was muddy but still doable in our Chevy Malibu. But it is rough. We stopped and parked 70 ft from the trail head Because the creek goes over the road. Good footwear highly advised you may be walking in a small bit of water here and there. As of the day we went the trail head was marked by a lost dog poster stapled to a tree in a page protector.

hiking
5 months ago

An amazing short hike. The waterfalls did not disappoint. The road was well maintained. Fun memories with the family including 7 kids ranging from 2 to 15.

hiking
6 months ago

Beautiful stream with huge boulders and cascades with these two falls the highlights of your hike. We drove just past the parking lot and crossed the slab with stream crossing because the water was high enough to get our boots wet. We parked just beyond the slab where you will encounter private property. I believe the road is county maintained and public. Trail starts right from the road. If you hike down farther you will encounter a large sink hole cave on your left. The trail continues downstream but crosses the creek to other trails. This stream can be a real challenge to cross after a rain event. If you bring small children keep them close.

hiking
rocky
6 months ago

I was nervous reading some of the reviews that said you needed a 4x4 to get down to the trail! I took my little Ford fusion and had zero problems! it was very rough and bumpy but no worse than a rough backroad. The paths were not clear but we still had a ton of fun. I took my 4 year old and he did great. Gorgeous falls! lots of steep incline climbing and descending with loads of rocks and brush but it made it more exciting. distance was not long. will definitely go again!

hiking
bugs
9 months ago

hiking
bugs
off trail
over grown
rocky
9 months ago

Good trail. Much longer than the AllTrails track suggests. I made it about a mile before the trail disappeared into a riverbed (and I had to turn around for time constraints) but it looks like you could cross the creek and pick up the Cecil Cove trail near Mud Cave. Gravel access road was perfectly fine for a 2WD car in late May 2019.

Awesome trail! Just watch out for the poison ivy

hiking
muddy
rocky
scramble
Sat May 04 2019

Hiked after a significant rain and the falls were really flowing. Some climbing required to get a good view of the falls, but worth it.

Mon Apr 01 2019

Incredibly beautiful and the road wasn't bad at all.

Sun Jul 22 2018

Absolutely beautiful!!

Sat Mar 24 2018

Loved the trail however short it was. Plenty of water at the falls. Would love to see this after a good rain

Mon Mar 19 2018

Beautiful spot away from the crowds with cascades, waterfalls and the creek carving the canyon. It’s a short hike where you can spend a lot of time scrambling on the boulders and exploring around the next bend. The gravel road is in rough shape and 4wd is recommended.

hiking
Sat Mar 17 2018

Pretty, yet very short hike. Would be nice to see when there is a lot of water moving. Would not recommend making the trip down the dirt road with anything less than a 4x4.

Sun Jun 04 2017

We have been here twice - once in the summer and during a drought (no water at all) and once after a good bit of rain in the spring. Definitely worth seeing! When dry, you can see the depth of the cascade of the boulders and rocks (huge drops) and many places to climb and scramble. It's a short trail, but can be slippery - just use caution. The road to get there is pretty rough, so 4WD and high clearance is recommended. As you approach, the water often runs across the road, and the trail is on the opposite side (right side of the road, left of the water flow), which means you will most likely get a little wet. So worth it. There's two places where the stream breaks to create Falls. The first one is pretty, but the second one is even better. Worth the trip!

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