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There’s Nowhere More Magnificent Than This Natural Oasis In Arkansas

Did you know there’s a great big throne waiting in the Arkansas wilderness? The large sandstone formation, called Sam’s Throne, offers some of the best hiking and rock climbing in the Natural State. It’s one of the premiere destinations for rock climbers from all over, but that is not the limit of its appeal. Those of us who don’t prefer the strenuous work of climbing will find a loop trail that takes us past the beautiful formations and through an incredible forest up to the top of the throne. The hike will lead you to near the top of Mount Judea, where you can see views of the Big Creek Valley.

There’s a recreation area at Sam’s Throne, and it’s a great place to embark on an amazing hike.You’ll find directions here.

To find another incredible oasis, check out this waterfall paradise. For more wonders in the Arkansas wild, try this road trip.

J.B. Weisenfels
J.B. Weisenfels has lived in rural Arkansas for three decades. She is a writer, a mom, and a graduate student. She is also an avid collector of tacky fish whatnots, slightly chipped teapots, and other old things. In her spare time she enjoys driving to the nearest creek to sit a while. If you were to visit her, she'd try to feed you cornbread.