Sam's Throne Trail

MODERATE 117 reviews
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Sam's Throne Trail is a 2 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Mount 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.

Distance: 2.0 miles Elevation Gain: 331 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

camping

hiking

nature trips

rock climbing

bird watching

forest

views

wild flowers

rocky

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.

29 days ago

This hike is not that hard, it's a very pretty hike lots of trees even in winter time blocking views but still a great hike to go on with great rock bluffs.

hiking
rocky
2 months ago

One of my all time favorite trials in northern Arkansas. It can be difficult in places, especially if you decide to scale down the mountain. But we had some 9 year olds with us, and they did just fine! Bring bug spray!

3 months ago

INSPIRATIONAL!! Beautiful day to be here, 55 degrees and sunny. Great vistas and rock formations. You gotta "DO IT!!"

3 months ago

great place to hike. Beautiful vistas!

hiking
5 months ago

Awesome trail amazing views

walking
6 months ago

Went their dec 5 was a good hammock day to be in the trees with a beautiful view.

6 months ago

Been here several times. Love it every time

hiking
7 months ago

Awesome trail. If you have time be sure to hike along the top of the bluffline to see Sam's Throne from a short distance on top, then hike the trail along the bottom of the bluffline to climb up on top to Sam's Throne

hiking
7 months ago

Easy hike even if very poorly marked (marking the trail would at least give novice hikers an opportunity to learn). Lots of good fall foliage and trickles of water over the bluffs. A few small trails beginning at the very back of the campground road; those were better time investment (I’m fickle; I like the payoff). Day was cool and damp with thick fog impeding any view. But felt amazing at the top!

7 months ago

beautiful fall morning very easy hike

7 months ago

One of my favorite hikes

8 months ago

Spectacular views after easy hike. We did not have kids but definitely recommend keeping close eye on them when on bluffs. Did see some kids rock climbing on our hike.

8 months ago

Super short. Amazing views.

8 months ago

Nice hike with amazing views.

10 months ago

I love this place. Super short hike through the woods to beautiful rock formations and stunning views. Great place to explore and sit and enjoy the vistas.

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Great trail, and easy to find. Trail is well maintained, and the views are fantastic!!!

hiking
Sunday, April 22, 2018

Great little trail with awesome views!

hiking
Saturday, April 14, 2018

Very easy trail. Not marked very well. The best thing is the views. Just beautiful.

hiking
Friday, March 23, 2018

This trail is a very scenic and is suitable for all ages. The trail is well kept and is easily navigated. There are anchors along the rock face with plenty of routes for rock climbing. Be sure to climb to the peak of Sam's Throne where the view is outstanding.

hiking
Friday, March 23, 2018

One of the most scenic hikes I have been on. This is one of my FAVORITE!!

Saturday, March 17, 2018

Beautiful views along this quiet trail in mid-March. The marked trail includes a descent down a fairly steep pass, however there is a slightly longer, hike around the bluff that meets with a wide path that takes you down into the valley leading to Sams Throne.

hiking
Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Another amazing AR hike! The views here were outstanding, especially since we went at the peak of fall. We had a couple people show us how to hike all along the upper part of the bluff, and found one spot to climb down and check out the underneath portion. IMO the upper part is the best part though! Will definitely come back!

Friday, January 26, 2018

We drove from Springfield, Missouri just to find THE tree!! It was SO worth the drive.

hiking
Sunday, December 17, 2017

Lots to explore, beautiful area!

Tuesday, December 05, 2017

Beautiful vistas. Easy hike. Lots to explore. A rappellers dream.

rock climbing
Tuesday, November 21, 2017

awesome hiking. awesome climbing my favorite spot in all of arkansas

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Awesome views atop.

hiking
Tuesday, October 17, 2017

fun hike plus great climbing spot.

rock climbing
Monday, July 17, 2017

mostly trad climbing. classic area!

rock climbing
Monday, June 19, 2017

First time there I didn't realize you could repel . I will learn to repel so that I can finish this trek !

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