Tinker Cliffs/Andy Layne Trail

MODERATE 104 reviews

Tinker Cliffs/Andy Layne Trail is a 7 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Troutville, Virginia that features a great forest setting and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from April until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
7.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2004 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

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.

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1 day ago

In the morning of 10/14 two persons were reportedly stung by wasps in the middle of the first set of switchbacks.

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6 days ago

It was beautiful but I was swarmed by yellow jackets at 2.25 miles on 10/5/17. I was stung over 30 times, so please keep an eye out. I believe they nest in the ground.

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28 days ago

arriving around mid night..

29 days ago

One of the most beautiful hikes I've ever done! Ranked as moderate, but it has some challenges. Just when you thought you were home free, surprise with tricky spots. The view at the top was awesome and so was the trail with spectacular rocks.

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Out of the three hikes that make up VA's Triple Crown, this was definitely the toughest. Like the map shows, it is all uphill, but the views are well worth it. At the beginning you go through some farm land and get to go over a couple cool little bridges. It is private property but we didn't run into any problems. Oh, and bring binoculars so you can see McAfee Knob when you reach the top!

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