Tinker Cliffs/Andy Layne Trail -

MODERATE 29 reviews

Tinker Cliffs/Andy Layne Trail - is a 7.3 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Troutville, VA that features a great forest setting. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking.

7.3 miles 2031 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.

5 days ago

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

18 days ago

1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

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

1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

Awesome hike great views

backpacking
1 month ago

Awesome trail and great views

hiking
3 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.

hiking
3 months ago

Fantastic hike. A fair warning to novice hikers such as myself; this trail is no walk in the park. It's an uphill battle all the way to the top. Be sure to bring plenty of water. That being said, the views at the top are extraordinary and make the trek well worth it. Overall great hike with lots to see from start to finish.

3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

4 miles to the top, definitely worth it. I didn't like the first part of the trail where you have to walk down the hill, knowing that you're going to have to walk back up that part at the end, a few slippery muddy spots, and lots of poison ivy. What I did like was crossing a field of flowers, a couple of very cool wooden plank log bridges, and huge rock formations with deep crevices. Once on the top, a spectacular sunset view if you stay long enough and a nice cool breeze.

hiking
4 months ago

This is one muddy trail when it rains. Very steep and slick in spots. Once half way up, the trail starts a switchback route which makes it more bearable. Within the first mile, the trail narrows and treks through tall wild flowers. Hikers allergic to bees beware! There were many but none bothered me as a made my way through. The views from the cliffs are beautiful and well worth the steep climb from.the larking area.

hiking
4 months ago

Beautiful! Great view of Catawba valley and scenery along the way. A few trees over the path that you have to go around but other than that very well maintained trail with light traffic in the morning.

5 months ago

Amazing view, great climb. Saw a black bear, bald eagle, and a frog!

5 months ago

Not a lot of view beyond the trees, but still beautiful and not too hard at all!

6 months ago

Great, but careful with the rain.

hiking
6 months ago

This trail was beautiful but HARD!!!! At least 50% was uphill and it took us 2 hours to get to Tinker Cliffs at a steady pace. Great views at the top! All told, 8+ miles.

6 months ago

Great trail for most all abilities.

hiking
7 months ago

Great view at the top

1 year ago