Sam's Throne Trail is a 2 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Mt Judea, Arkansas that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
In Mt. Judea, AR, at intersection of State Rts. 74 and 123, take Rt. 123 south 4.1 miles to Sam's Throne campground sign. Turn right at sign into campground. From Jasper, take Hwy 74 east to Hwy 123, take hwy 123 north about 10 miles to the campground sign and turn left into campground.
Truly one of Arkansas's most special places!!! Lots of Climbing and hiking. Dog friendly!!!
Beautiful views from several vistas as you hike your way around the top of the mountain. Perfect for fall color photography!
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
We hiked several trails in this area over two days & this was our favorite. On a mountain top with the best vistas!
We took the dog trail over to Sam's Throne and then climbed up the Catacombs chimney on the way back. It was a great hike.
Great trail with some moderate level climbing depending on the path you take. Breathtaking views only a short distance from camp.
Such a great view! Not much of a home but great for photos
Backpacked in and did quite a bit of rock climbing. One of my favorite spots with beautiful views!
Climbed here twice, bouldering and free solo. Awesome place with great scenery!
Backpacked in and did rock climbing the next day. One of my favorites.
Have done this several times. Easy hike with incredible scenic views.
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.
Super easy hike! Great rock formations and view.