June 5

Tinker Cliffs via Andy Layne Trail – 2021 Trail Guide



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Tinker Cliffs via Andy Layne Trail - Yoanoke

Tinker Cliffs via Andy Layne Trail, Va - The 2021 Hiking Guide

 Cliffs       Nature Walk        Appalachian Trail  

Tinker Cliffs via Andy Layne Trail is a difficult but rewarding hike near Roanoke, Va. The Andy Layne Trail is a private spur trail, therefore no camping is allowed until you reach the Appalachian trail near the top of the overlook. 

Editor's Note: We try hard to be accurate in our reporting but please always use multiple references before driving to a trailhead as trail amenities and conditions can always change.


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Once you reach the top of Tinker Cliffs, it will be hard to find an overlook that isn't incredible.

Tinker Cliffs via Andy Layne Trail - Yoanoke

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Starting at the Andy Layne Trailhead, the hike to Tinker Cliffs is a moderate to difficult hike with an elevation of 1,945 feet. Once you hit the Appalachian Trail you're home free with the cliffs being less than a mile after that. 


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