Hemmed in Hollow Trail

HARD 258 reviews

Hemmed in Hollow Trail is a 6.1 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Compton, Arkansas that features a waterfall and is only recommended for very experienced adventurers. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October.

DISTANCE
6.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1528 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

backpacking

birding

camping

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

bugs

rocky

scramble

no dogs

Take Arkansas Highway 43 south from Harrison, Arkansas to Compton, Arkansas. At Compton, look for the Buffalo National River sign and turn south onto a gravel county road. Continue on the county road and follow the signs to the Compton Trailhead.

hiking
6 hours ago

hiking
1 day ago

7 days ago

Pack a lunch. Don't skip leg day. The trail is no joke

backpacking
13 days ago

Way more badass than i was expecting.

13 days ago

Beautiful!!

15 days ago

26 days ago

hiking
1 month ago

Great trail with some amazing views along the way with a beautiful waterfall at the end. The hike back out is quite taxing with significant climb up out. Great hike! ❤️❤️ From Compton Trailhead it is ~5 miles round trip and took us 3.5 hours.

hiking
1 month ago

The challenge is worth it! Just know that unless there's been a recent, heavy rain, it probably won't be flowing.

hiking
1 month ago

Awesome hike! It's very challenging, especially on the way back up!

hiking
1 month ago

1 month ago

Hiked it liked it! We hiked this in the morning after a storm and the waterfalls were flowing! It was amazing. There were lots of spiderwebs, but well worth it.

hiking
1 month ago

First off let me start by saying heed the warning, this is a extremely steep trail, the way to the bottom will just about kill you, (depending on your level of hiking performance, there are multiple campsites along the way to the waterfall with nicely marked trails, also a nice overlook at the third campsite) but oh it is worth it once you get to the bottom, very rewarding and nice to get a cold shower at the end, but as before with a tough decline comes a even tougher incline, this trail about killed me, but I would do it again in a heartbeat!

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

It was a hard hike and when we got to the falls it was only a trickle if your not in shape for stairs don't go. float the buffalo and hike in that way. it was beautiful down at the waterfall though.

backpacking
1 month ago

Great hike, great scenery, tons of fun.

hiking
1 month ago

Amazing!

2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

Amazing and beautiful ! A nice half days hike in and out ! Spectacular views. You need a little experience , although I have seen families . Waterfall is beautiful after rains, or in winter , spring !

backpacking
2 months ago