Sam’s Throne Trail


This is a really great little hike that offers some opportunites for some easy climbing along the trail. This trail starts out from the cmapground area and works it’s way along the bluffline and then climbs down to the underside of the bluffs. From here, the trail winds along the bluffs, giving a great perspective below the bluffs and provides great views of a very popular rock climbing area.

The trail continues winding through and past some nice rock formations and works it way out to Sam’s Throne. As you travel arond the base of Sam’s Throne, the trail allows you the opportunity for a short and easy climb up the southside of the Throne to the top. From the top, you are provided excellent views from all directions. As you climb down from the Throne and follow the trail around the base of the Throne, the trail heads back to the original bluffline. From here you can either head back the way you came or follow the trail to the east along the bluffline, past the Chickenhead Wall and to an area known as the Catacombs. This is a small cave like opening, that allows for a fun, but bit more difficult climb up the bluff to the top. From the top, it is an easy walk along the bluffline and back to the campground.

Trail Details

  • Location: Mount Judea, Arkansas
  • Total Mileage: 2.7 Miles
  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Maintained: No
  • Elevation:
  • Water Crossings: No
  • Camping: Primitive camp area (No water)
  • Head Height:
  • Access to Water: No
  • Marked: No
  • Directions:

    From Jasper, head East on AR Hwy 74 for approx. 9.7 miles to AR Hwy 123. Turn Right/South on Hwy 123/Hwy 74, and go approx. 4.5 miles, to the town of Mt. Judea. Where Hwy 123 and Hwy 74 split, turn Right/South onto Hwy 123. Follow this road for approx. 4.3 miles to the entrance on your right.