Hemmed in Hollow


Hemmed in Hollow


Hemmed-In Hollow Falls and Diamond Falls are two of the tallest waterfalls in Arkansas.  In fact, at 209 feet high, Hemmed-In Hollow Falls is the tallest waterfall between the Appalachians and the Rocky Mountains.

This trailhead is located 3.5 miles north of Ponca on Hwy 43 and actually follows an old road all the way to the Buffalo River. The 1300 foot drop to the River begins as a leisurely stroll down hill and gets steeper after the first mile. Along the way, you will pass other trails that lead to great spots like Chimney Rock and Granny Henderson’s Cabin. You will also pass the Goat Bluff Trail to Big Bluff but unless you are a very experienced hiker it is not recommended because it is extremely dangerous out on Bluff and warning signs are posted. Even though this is a spectacular sight, the trail is narrow and the edge drops straight down about three hundred feet to the river so folks are not encouraged to take this trail. After passing this intersection, you are approximately 2.5 miles from another intersection which will take you to the mouth of Hemmed-In Hollow and a view of the tallest waterfall between the Rockies and the Appalachians

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Hemmed-In Hollow Falls, Compton, AR 72624

Parking gps

36.08091,  -93.30353

TrailHead from River

36.06383454261603, -93.30721432946737

Falls gps

36.07213,  -93.30753

Diamond Falls

36.07167,  -93.30946

Hike distance

5.7 miles

Distance jasper

23.8 miles or 38 minutes





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