Tinker Cliffs/Andy Layne Trail -

MODERATE 43 reviews

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.

7.3 miles 2030 feet Out & Back

hiking

forest

views

rocky

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.

1 hour ago

This is a tough trail. Very steep. We will do it again

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5 days ago

One of my favorite hikes near Roanoke, so many different places to stop and take in the view. Difficult, but well worth it.

hiking
26 days ago

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.

hiking
1 month ago

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!

1 month ago

We had a good time and enjoyed the view.

hiking
1 month ago

2 months ago

nice slow climb with a great view of the valley at the top

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hiking
3 months ago

Great hike moderately difficult staircase. Low traffic and amazing view. Looks over Catawba Valley over to McAfee and West by God

3 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

Awesome hike great views

4 months ago

backpacking
4 months ago

Awesome trail and great views

hiking
5 months ago

This was a really nice hike, although strenuous. Saw forest, fields of flowers, crossed 2 bridges, and of course fantastic views at the top.