Petit Jean State Park
Seven Hollows Trail

Looking out of a little cave

Seven Hollows is an amazing hike. There are a variety of things to see - hollows, streams, waterfalls, rock formations and more, all in a peaceful quiet setting.

At the far end of the hike is a place appropriately named the grotto - the first time I visited I was enchanted with the scenery, and as I contemplated all there was to see, I realized the waterfall had an amazing resonance. That realization led me into an impromptu concert, singing all the songs I could remember. The acoustics in the grotto are astounding - if you sing, you have found paradise.

From the junction of AR-9 S and Interstate Freeway 40 north of Morrilton Arkansas, head 7.3 miles south to AR-154.
At AR-154, turn right and head west for 13.3 miles to the parking lot for the Seven Hollows Trail, which will be on your left.
Coordinates for the hike: 35.1141820,-92.9453950
Parking / Trailhead amenities
The gravel parking lot is level and has room for a fair number of cars. There are no facilities of any kind at the trailhead. There is a sign that advises locking valuables in the trunk.
Trail observations
The trail starts near the trailhead sign, then quickly branches. Head left and follow the loop clockwise. The BSA trail joins Seven Hollows Trail near the end - be sure to stay on the Seven Hollows Trail.
The trail can be muddy and is often rocky and uneven, though in general the walking conditions are good.
Trail statistics
The trail is 4.77 miles long. The sum of all the uphill climbs is 291 feet.
Trail waypoints
0.05 miTrailheadSeven Hollows Trail Sign
0.20 miHead leftHead left towards the natural bridge
1.42 miStone BridgeStone Bridge
2.00 miTurtlesClimbing out of the valley on the turtle rocks
2.07 miPinesTrail through pines
2.17 miMile 2.02.0 mile sign
2.27 miRight to grottoTrail to the grotto - go right then return and continue
2.37 miGrottoThe grotto undercut
2.80 miPinesPine trail
2.95 miGo rightBranch - go right and down
2.96 miHead downHeading down for the return leg
2.98 miMile 2.52.5 mile sign
3.42 miSidewalkNatural sidewalk
3.53 miMile 3.03.0 mile sign
4.01 miMile 3.53.5 mile sign
4.37 miBSABSA trail intersection
4.49 miMile 4.04.0 mile sign
4.77 miEnd of trailEnd of trail
Trail map - Seven Hollows Trail
Altitude chart - Seven Hollows Trail Trailhead BSA End of trail
Difficulty: Moderate
Feature: Waterfall
Terrain : Hilly
Trail surface: Dirt
Trail surface: Rock
Type: Loop
View: Enclosed
View: Wooded
County: Conway
State: Arkansas
Country: United States of America
Petit Jean Park site
Park site trail description and map
Printable trail map in PDF format (12 Mb download)
Printable trail map in PNG format (4 Mb download)
Waypoints in CSV format
Waypoints in KML format
Instructions on using a trail description page
Instructions on using a trail map printout
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