2 miles
Distance
52 ft
Climb
-703 ft
Descent
00:14:31
Avg time
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Armstrong Connector Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
    • Horse
  • Riding Area
    Corral
    South Lake Tahoe, California
  • Ref Number
    18E09A
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Hiking SAC Scale
    T1 Hiking
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    DH, AM
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Trail Visibility
    Always easy to follow
  • Season
    May-November
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on Trail
    Berm, Drop, Jump, Log Ride, Rock Face, Rock Garden
  • Global Ranking
    #509 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    100 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
    • 5 in Horseback

Armstrong Connector is a challenging and fast trail with epic vistas. This trail has three distinct sections. The upper section is largely flat in dense trees with tight turns and several optional log rides. The middle section is rocky, fast, often sandy, and traverses the mountain side. Savor the views at the first switchback. The lower section features sweeping high-banked turns.

Access Info

The upper trailhead is on the north side at the end of Fountain Place Rd. (the continuation of Oneidas St.) The terminus is at the parking lot (at the 2 mile maker) on Fountain Place Rd.

More Stats for Armstrong Connector bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -650 ft
  • Altitude min
    7,054 ft
  • Altitude max
    7,720 ft
  • Altitude start
    7,705 ft
  • Altitude end
    7,054 ft
  • Grade
    -6.945%
  • Grade max
    -33.215%
  • Grade min
    26.87%
  • Distance climb
    1,184 ft
  • Distance down
    1 miles
  • Distance flat
    311 ft
  • Avg time
    00:14:31
  • Avg reverse time
    00:28:44
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Status:
on Nov 10, 2019
Dry
Avg: 4.75 (21 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
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  • < 1 week
  • < 2 weeks
  • < 1 month
  • < 6 months
  • > 6 months
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  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
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Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
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      Armstrong Connector Trail Reports

      statusdatedescription
      Nov 10, 2019 @ 10:11am
      Nov 10, 2019
      Nov 6, 2019 @ 10:15am
      Nov 6, 2019
      awesome
      Oct 17, 2019 @ 2:33pm
      Oct 17, 2019
      Perfect.
      Sep 30, 2019 @ 12:38pm
      Sep 30, 2019
      reporter A few icy spots in the trees at the very top, but excellent dirt below that.
      Jul 16, 2019 @ 10:07am
      Jul 16, 2019
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 8 rides
      • 19 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 589 rides
      • 15 miles avg distance
      All
      • 1,427 rides
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      Photos

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      Nov 10, 2019 @ 8:15am
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      Nov 4, 2019 @ 2:26pm
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      Jul 8, 2019 @ 3:43pm
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      Jul 8, 2019 @ 3:43pm
      Jul 8, 2019

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      2 Reviews & Comments

      • + 2
      flag jahart138 (Jun 22, 2015 at 11:18)
       This makes a run on Corral twice as long. the trail definitely has some very fun sections with some risk/reward choices on it. Problem is, its on an exposed southwest facing slope and gets extremely sandy and blown out almost instantly. For best conditions hit it immediately after a rain.
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      flag WillieB (Oct 28, 2019 at 12:29)
       SO GOOD
      [Reply]

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