Tinker Cliffs - Andy Lane Trail

  • 8341 Catawba Rd
    Troutville, VA 24175
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Embark on a breathtaking hiking adventure at Andy Lane Trail near Roanoke, VA. Situated in the stunning Appalachian Mountains, this trail offers diverse terrain and stunning vistas. Ideal for all skill levels, it promises an unforgettable outdoor experience. Follow the Andy Layne Trail to make the challenging, rewarding climb to Tinker Cliffs, located on Tinker Mountain on the Appalachian Trail. This out-and-back hike spans over 7.5 miles and features nearly 2,000 feet in elevation change. With the mountain's elevation of 3,000 feet, Tinker Cliffs offers a striking view of the ridgeline as you face south toward the Roanoke Valley. It's one of three segments, along with Dragon's Tooth and McAfee Knob, that make up the Triple Crown. The Andy Layne Trail begins at the parking lot off Catawba Road/Route 779. From the parking lot, hike just over 3 miles on the Andy Layne Trail before turning right on the Appalachian Trail (southbound) and continuing approximately 0.75 miles to reach Tinker Cliffs. Traverse lush forests and meandering streams while spotting native wildlife like deer and birds. With well-marked paths, navigation is a breeze, ensuring accessibility for hikers of any age. Conveniently located near Roanoke, Andy Lane Trail is a favorite among locals and tourists alike. Whether seeking a leisurely stroll or a challenging hike, this trail caters to all preferences. Remember to wear sturdy shoes and pack essentials like water and a camera. Capture the beauty of Virginia's landscape and immerse yourself in nature's tranquility at Andy Lane Trail. Plan your adventure today!

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