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Paige & Broadwater Falls (Cecil Cove) & Hideout Hollow, trail day-hike, 2.6-3.0 miles, easy to moderate, Steve Singleton, Hike Leader



Name of Outing: Paige & Broadwater Falls, Hideout Hollow

Location: 62 miles southeast of Fayetteville AR near Compton AR
Type of Hike: Dayhike, trail and easy bushwhack with short, steep descent into Hideout Hollow optional.

Hiking Distance: 2.6 to 3 miles

Total Elevation Gain/Loss: estimated 400-600 ft. Trail is downhill to Paige & Broadwater, undulating to Hideout Hollow.

Rating: Easy to moderate due to an optional climb. The trails are well-defined and distances are short.

Features: This outing offers three scenic waterfalls and an expansive view of Hideout Hollow and the hills near the Buffalo River in the distance. Suitable for most hikers of average fitness, it is undemanding but attractive, especially with fall color. The climb down into Hideout Hollow is short but fairly steep and isn’t required for those who would prefer to stay on the rim of the hollow. The hikes officially end at the Hideout Hollow trailhead, however, if daylight allows and some hikers are interested, we may walk another mile or so to McFerrin Point for another long view of the Buffalo River basin.

Hike Leader: Steve Singleton.

Telephone & Email: phone: 479 283-9446 email: aerialobserver@gmail.com

Meeting Place and Time:

  • Meet at Root Elementary School on Mission Blvd/45 in Fayetteville for an 8:15 departure, or,
  • Meet at King’s River Store at 9:00, or
  • Meet at JB Trading store at Compton at 9:45

Driving Distance: 65 miles from the Fayetteville carpool to the first trailhead, mostly via Hwy 412.

Comments: The dirt/gravel roads to the two trailheads favor high ground clearance vehicles and parking is very limited. We may need to leave some vehicles at the JB Trading store in Compton and crowd together, depending on our numbers—to be decided there. Roads as well as foot trails trails will be rocky in places and may be muddy. Bring water, lunch, rain gear, gloves and wear hiking boots. If you are uncertain about your ability, contact the hike leader first to find out about the challenges of the hike. No pets are allowed on any hikes, and children under 12 years are not allowed on difficult hikes. Participants are required to sign a “liability release” http://www.ozarksociety.net/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/OS-Sign-Up_Sheet_rev4.pdf  at the trailhead to take part in any Ozark Society outing. Everyone is welcome to hike with the OSHC, whether an Ozark Society member or not.


Calendar for 2019 Fall Outing Season (Saturdays):
Oct 5 Brian Thompson – OHT Indian Creek to Lick Branch
Oct 12 Jeff Montgomery – The new “Karst Trail” at Hobbs.
Oct 19 Judi Nail, Robert Medley; Sam’s Throne
Oct 26 David Justice, Lincoln Lake with light side bushwhacking
Nov 2 Kathy Sparks, Lake Wedington trails
Nov 9 Ozark Society Fall Meeting
Nov 16 Steve Singleton, Paige & Broadwater Falls/Hideout Hollow
Nov 23
Nov 30 (Thanksgiving Weekend)
Dec 7 Norma Senyard, hike to be determined
Dec 14 Rodger Keesee, Jackies Hllw/Sneeds crk bushwhack
Dec 28 Rick Pendley, to be determined
Jan 1 Barbara Fell – Lake Fayetteville