The 2.75 mile, trail in the Sam’s Throne Recreation Area is rated as a moderate hike. For me, it seemed fairly flat and easy until we began ascending and descending the rocky bluffs. Since that is an activity that everyone, especially my children, enjoy; and since happy, engaged kids are the heart’s desire of this hiking momma, even that part of the trail was a piece of cake!
Much of the trail was shaded, which was appreciated on that muggy, summer day.
We did stop and ponder a bit when we made this discovery. If only the trees could talk!
A fan of big rocks, I marveled at the towering sandstone bluffs surrounded me!
We took notice of the intricate patterns in the weathered rock.
Sam’s Throne is a great day hiking trip, geared to those who favor trails with rocks, rock climbing, and cave-like exploration. Located among many hardwoods in the Ozark National Forrest, it would be an excellent place to visit in the fall. I think I’ll take some time this week, and mark my calendar for a return trip this October!