Hemmed in Hollow

#1 of 22 trails in Buffalo National River

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Hemmed in Hollow is a 5 mile out and back trail located near Compton, Arkansas that features a waterfall and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for camping & hiking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

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Rebecca Prock (121)

1 Completed1 Reviews

Very scenic hike! If parking at the trailhead there is a major elevation difference, so once you go down you must come back up, make sure to keep that in mind. Don't forget water & bug spray!!

Conor Ryan (60)

1 Completed1 Reviews

Perfect day hike. Was blown away by the size and beauty of the waterfall, not what you'd expect in Arkansas. Perfect way to cool off on a summer down. Only downside was the hike begins downhill then ends uphill, but in the end it's worth it.

Trey Short (400)

5 Completed2 Reviews

Tough trail. I did it in the rain most of the way and water was flowing on the trail the whole way making it slick. Wear the right shoes.. It's beautiful though, but the hike back up will test your cardio and leg strength. If your in good shape it won't be a problem (but it will be a workout)

Robbie & Ashley Randolph (41)

1 Completed1 Reviews

Just a heads up, no pets are allowed on the trails, campsite only. Great camping, friendly and helpful rangers. Trails were great, with incredible views, would have been perfect if the the trails would loop back around.

Julie Castle-Downs (913)

24 Completed7 Reviews

Have been here 3 times and have a major love-hate for this trail. The sites all the way to the falls are incredible, but it is a muscle burn for the 2 1/2 mile up steep to get back out. Don't know why I think it gets easier. lol Totally worth it to see everything


7 Completed6 Reviews

We hiked the trail up from the river on a float trip. The view of the falls is amazing. They had an orange sack tied up to a tree which was used to mark it. Must do if you float the upper buffalo.

Mollie Hope (132)

1 Completed2 Reviews

Mollie Hope (132)

1 Completed2 Reviews

It was absolutely beautiful! We went on a rainy day so the falls were really flowing. We brought our pup and he loved it as well. The hike down we pretty easy, coming back up was difficult but definitely doable.

Robert Teitel (190)

13 Completed4 Reviews

A must hike for avid photographers, I did this hike a few years ago after a week of rain. The falls were running great. This hike will humble even some experienced hikers. Would recommend you try a few other moderate hikes first. Coming out is a bear. But the hike is well worth it.

Mike Benson (337)

12 Completed5 Reviews

Very neat trail. Went down about 2 hours after a good rain. Very slick but not bad if one is careful. No one was kidding when they said it was straight back up for 2.5 miles. I guess we must have slipped over to another trail because my GPS was showing 6.5 miles when we got back to the start at Compton Trailhead. Would like to go in the winter when the leaves are off for better views. There was plenty of water at the falls after the rain. Beautiful falls.