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.

For post-hike fun, the article suggests enjoying a few pints at Parkway Brewing Company and Olde Salem Brewing Company

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."

You can read the full article and guide to hiking the Triple Crown on the Roots Rated website.

Visit our Hiking section for more information on local trails, and the Breweries section to learn more about craft beer in Virginia's Blue Ridge.


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