Hike Sam's Throne

Arkansas Sam's Throne Trailhead

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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
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about 1 year 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!

about 1 year ago

over 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.

over 1 year ago

Added by Parker Dodson

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

Activities:

Chillin, Camping, Photography, Backpacking, Hiking, 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

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