Hike Sam's Throne

Arkansas Sam's Throne Trailhead

Added by Parker Dodson

This is a very easy hike that leads to a bluff overlooking Sam's Throne and the surrounding Valley. One of the top rock climbing destinations in all of Arkansas.

This hike starts at the Sam's Throne Campground parking area. Once you walk to the end of the campground there is a fence with three different entrances that all lead to different trails. Take the middle trial for the shortest and easiest hike to the bluffs. This hike is very easy and only takes about 15 minutes walking at a normal pace. Once you get to the bluffs you will be greeted by Sam's Throne directly in front of you. The bluffs are an amazing place to walk around with many different vantage points of Sam's Throne and the surrounding valley. This is one of the most popular rock climbing destinations in all of Arkansas so don't be surprised to see people climbing the rock faces. Stick around and catch one of the best sunsets you've ever seen.

Pack List

  • Camera
  • Water
  • Overnight backpackpacking gear
Read More

Please respect the places you find on The Outbound.

Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures. Be aware of local regulations and don't damage these amazing places for the sake of a photograph. Learn More

Share

Activities:

Backpacking, Camping, Chillin, Hiking, Photography, Rock Climbing

Skill Level:

Beginner

Season:

Spring, Summer, Autumn

Trail Type:

Out-and-Back

Distance:

0.5 Miles

Rating:

Features:

Bathrooms
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Forest
Scenic

Are we missing something?

Suggest an edit

How to Get There

9 months ago

Challenging, But I Guess That's Relative

I Love Sams Thrown! It's Great If You're like having the trail to yourself. Well it was like that when when I went in April. I want to go back and rock climb one I learn how to do that. It's perfect for that!! The trail i took was... Challenging. I've done some scrambling before, but not a ton and it was hard I needed help. I wouldn't advise this for a fresh beginner. I'd actually suggest going to lost Vally first, then tacking Sams Thrown. But it's got a great view and just a great short hike!

9 months ago

about 1 year ago

Awesome

It snowed the whole time we were there. We woke up to wind chills of -1° one morning. However, the terrain was beautiful and the trails well established. I can't wait to go back during summer to climb.

about 1 year ago

Added by Parker Dodson

Outdoor Photographer / Fishing / Scuba Diving / Hiking / Camping / Hammocking / GoPro / Sony a6000

More Adventures Nearby

Hike to Steel Creek Overlook

Arkansas / BRT Trailhead at Steel Creek

This hike begins at the popular Steel Creek Campground area along the Buffalo National River just outside of Ponca, Arkansas.

Parker Dodson
9 Saves

Backpack the Eagle Rock Loop

Arkansas / Albert Pike Recreation Area

Located in Ouachita National Forest, Eagle Rock Loop is Arkansas' longest loop, perfect for a 3-4 day backpack.

Drake Osborn
11 Saves

Hike to Richland Falls and Twin Falls of Richland Creek

Arkansas / Richland Creek Trail

The hike to Richland Falls and Twin Falls of Richland creek begins at the Richland Creek Campground. From the entrance of the campground take the road to the right heading to the day use area.

Jon King
14 Saves