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Tinker Cliffs -  Unofficial Trail Guide
Cliffs Nature Walk Appalachian Trail
Tinker Cliffs via Andy Layne Trail is a difficult but rewarding hike near Roanoke, Va on the Appalachian Trail. 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.
The summit of Tinker Cliffs overlooks Catawba Valley and McAfee Knob and is a short hike to an overlook of Carvins Cove to the south.
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Tinker Cliffs Trail Location & Conditions
Tinker Cliffs Best Picture Locations
Once you reach the top of Tinker Cliffs, it will be hard to find an overlook that isn't incredible.
Is Tinker Cliffs on the Appalachian Trail?
Tinker Cliffs is directly on the Appalachian Trail. The white blazes run at times almost parallel to the cliffs
How long of a hike is Tinker Cliffs?
Tinker Cliffs via Andy Layne Trail is a 7.3 mile round trip hike with over 1,900 feet in elevation gain
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