Sam's Throne Overlook Trail

EASY 12 reviews
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Sam's Throne Overlook Trail is a 1.6 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Mt Judea, AR that features a great forest setting and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and camping and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

1.6 miles Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

camping

hiking

forest

views

rocky

Sam's Throne is named for Sam Davis, buffalo hunter and firebrand evangelist who in the 1800's would climb to the top of the sandstone butte to preach his brimstone to the valley below.

hiking
26 days ago

After the wonderful hike at Sam's Throne we decided to add this one. At first it was very flat & easy on an old road but the last 1/2 mile became increasingly overgrown with wild briars. We ended up turning around after countless cuts & scratches. The further we went the worse it got. We never reached the end & the view

5 months ago

Such a great view! Not much of a home but great for photos

camping
6 months ago

Backpacked in and did rock climbing the next day. One of my favorites.

6 months ago

camping
8 months ago

A nice trail that is not really well marked but enjoyable nonetheless. The campsites we went to were basic. There are firepits left by previous campers in most of the designated camp sites. The trail offers a panoramic view of the valley and Sam's throne itself. The sun sets behind the same trail of hills and was quite a pleasant sight to watch from our elevation We even hiked down (literally down) to the Sam's throne to do some climbing. The place is a mecca for Rock climbers and it got quite crowded with climbers even though it's not even April yet. Pet friendly trail. Getting down to where you can start hiking towards Sam's throne is a little treacherous but worth it if you are into climbing. There are plenty of beautiful bluffs to take your breath away.

9 months ago

9 months ago

Super easy hike! Great rock formations and view.

hiking
1 year ago

We went out on an adventure through the Ozark National Forest. We made a stop here at Sam's Throne. It was a little difficult to find the trailhead, but it was well worth it. We didn't do the full trail, because it was rainy and wet. The rock formations and bluffs are definitely worth the trip out. Great lookout spots! Would recommend it to anyone!

rock climbing
2 years ago

This place is like Disneyland without secretary guards. My climbing career begin here 23 years ago. Damn I'm getting old.

hiking
2 years ago

Nice easy trail just watch your step.

hiking
3 years ago

This was a nice easy trail. Staying on top was fun!

hiking
4 years ago

The trail is poorly marked. However, the views were great, nice rock formations.