Virginia's Blue Ridge is full of outstanding options for a challenging hike followed by a satisfying beer at a local craft brewery.
Both activities are highlighted in a new article by Roots Rated titled "Epic Trails, Excellent Beer: How to Hike the Triple Crown in Virginia (and Where to Drink Afterward)." The piece was written by Erica Zazo, who visited the region in June 2018 as part of a media tour hosted by Visit Virginia's Blue Ridge.
The story showcases the three individual hiking trails that make up the Triple Crown in Virginia's Blue Ridge - McAfee Knob, Tinker Cliffs & Dragon's Tooth. These three hikes also provide some of the best views along the Appalachian Trail in Virginia.
The following is an excerpt from the post:
"Within 30 minutes of Roanoke, you can befriend thru-hikers, knock out 4,300+ feet of combined elevation, and toast to such adventures—all in one weekend.
The Triple Crown, which includes McAfee, the most photographed outcropping along the AT, Tinker Cliffs, a 180-degree view of the Blue Ridge Mountains’ Roanoke Valley, and Dragon’s Tooth, a rock-scrambling uphill to a jagged peak, is an unforgettable challenge."