Tinker Mountain via US 220 North

1 review #4 hike out of 20 in
19.7 mi
10 hrs 26 min
2,001 ft
Elev Gain


This is a difficult one way trail in Carvins Cove.

This trail goes by Tinker Mountain, Tinker Cliffs, and Scorched Earth Gap.

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    3 months, 3 weeks ago
    311 to US 220. Trail is in great shape. There are some great views along this stretch including McAfee Knob, Tinker Cliffs and a really cool rock formation called Haystack. I did this as a day hike but you could split it up in two days for backpack.
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Public Tracks

Dan.Confair 3 years, 5 months ago
AT VA: Mcafee Knob Section
1st Choice Natural Bridge Lexington KOA 214 Killdeer Ln Natural Bridge, VA 24578 (540) 291-2770 (32 miles North of Daleville) *Travel to this KOA and early arrival could mean having time to take the Natural Bridge tour* 2nd Choice Wytheville KOA (75 miles South of Daleville) 231 KOA Rd Wytheville, VA 24382 (276) 228-2601 -Uber to Start: Catawaba Trail Head Parking lot -Uber from Finish: Daleville to KOA (Choice 1 or 2)
Brian Whited 11 years, 10 months ago
Appalachian Trail - Rt 311 to Rt 220
This is an absolutely gorgeous backpacking trip.  20 miles packed with plenty of breathtaking views such as McAfee's Knob, Tinker Cliffs, Hay Rock, and Carvin's Cove.  It is possible to make this hike in one day, actually it is called the Catawba Challenge if you are so up for it.  For this trip, though, I went with some buddies and we made it into a 3 day - 2 night backpacking trip. 
jwilli 5 years, 1 month ago
Length: 31.29 km (19.44 mi)
trymene1 6 years, 4 months ago