2 miles
Distance
86 ft
Climb
-722 ft
Descent
00:11:48
Avg time
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Details

  • Riding area
    South Lake Tahoe
    South Lake Tahoe, California
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Trail type
    Singletrack
  • Bike type
    DH, AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
  • Season
    May-November
  • eBike Allowed
    No
  • TTFs on trail
    Drop, Rock Face
  • Global Ranking
    #5889

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.

This area has a high density of trails for all ability levels and serves as the unofficial hub of mountain bike activity in the South Shore. Out here you will find the most legal features including log rides, jumps and rock rolls in South Tahoe including the new jumps, berms, rollers and hips TAMBA and SBTS built in 2014. The trails all run parallel to the Fountain Place paved road so they can be shuttled by car. Or with only moderate climbing involved these trails can keep almost anyone interested for hours. You can find everyone out here having fun from people in body armor and downhill bikes to families testing their kids limits to xc racer types riding intervals.

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.

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More Stats for Armstrong Connector Trail mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -636 ft
  • Altitude min
    1 miles
  • Altitude max
    1 miles
  • Altitude start
    1 miles
  • Altitude end
    1 miles
  • Grade max
    -32.926%
  • Grade min
    12.463%
  • Distance climb
    1,400 ft
  • Distance down
    1 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,029 ft
  • Avg time
    00:11:48
  • Avg reverse time
    00:26:39
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Status:
on Jul 30, 2017
Very Dry
Avg: 4.65 (10 votes)

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Armstrong... Trail Reports

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Jul 30, 2017 @ 9:09am
Jul 30, 2017
Some loose and dusty spots.
Jul 28, 2017 @ 5:54pm
Jul 28, 2017
Because I didn't shuttle I rode up this trail before coming back down. It was a pretty good grunt up. Sandy and loose but it was worth it for...
Jul 16, 2017 @ 11:25pm
Jul 16, 2017
Jun 22, 2017 @ 1:55pm
Jun 22, 2017
Minor Water drainage issue, standing water on trail surface. Rode from lot off Fountain Place bottom of Corral area and rode up rode then up...
Jun 5, 2017 @ 12:32pm
Jun 5, 2017
The first 1/4 mile from the top of Fountain Place has multiple snow patches and standing water. Out and back from the middle parking lot would be...
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Mar 18, 2017 @ 11:04pm
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Mar 18, 2017 @ 11:04pm
Mar 18, 2017
Armstrong Connector Trail

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1 Review & 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.
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