Tinker Cliffs/Andy Layne Trail - is a 7.3 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Troutville, Virginia that features a great forest setting. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking.
Offers beautiful views south of the Catabwa Valley and McAfee Knob area. Trail runs thru private farm and requires climbing a few fence ladders [to prevent those cows from straying]. There's a pretty neat trail bridge that crosses a stream. Once past all this there is a moderate but continual incline. Views at the cliffs are the big payoff.
This is a tough trail. Very steep. We will do it again
One of my favorite hikes near Roanoke, so many different places to stop and take in the view. Difficult, but well worth it.
Really liked this trail! Went on a day following lots of rain so the train was relatively muddy. I enjoy the rolls hills and steep parts of this trail. It wasn't anything too intense but enough to make you feel accomplished! Would definitely do again.
Wonderful trail! The first two miles are quite muddy/slippery but after that is smooth sailing. Lots of views from the top so it's easy to find a nice spot to sit down and have lunch while looking over the valley without being crowded by fellow hikers. Would definitely do it again!
We had a good time and enjoyed the view.
nice slow climb with a great view of the valley at the top
Great hike moderately difficult staircase. Low traffic and amazing view. Looks over Catawba Valley over to McAfee and West by God
Awesome hike great views
Awesome trail and great views
This was a really nice hike, although strenuous. Saw forest, fields of flowers, crossed 2 bridges, and of course fantastic views at the top.