Vacation Tips

You may be packing for your trip to Sam’s and you find yourself wondering, “What do I bring on in order to have a comfortable experience at both Sam’s and on the trails?” So we got together and we compiled a list of some of our favorite items that we have found make our stays at Sam’s even more enjoyable!

  • Trail permits (you can purchase these at each Sam’s location)
  • Food for your stay at Sam’s (we have a fully functioning kitchen at each location!)
  • Toilet paper (for on the trials… you never know when you gotta go!)
  • DOT approved riding helmet (you will NOT be permitted to ride without one!)
  • Camera or Go-Pro 
  • Tire repair kit (accidents happen!)
  • Portable car jack
  • Spare tire with rim
  • Tow strap
  • SNACKS (you get hungry in the wild! We recommend beef jerky, Cliff bars, gummy candy, and any other snack that is sealed and will not get crushed easily)
  • Waterproof containers and bags (to carry belongings in)
  • Sunglasses
  • Layers (jackets, sweatshirts, etc)Rain gear 
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Flashlight/headlamps
  • Water bottle


  • Alcohol is prohibited on the Hatfield-McCoy Trail System