2 miles
86 ft
-722 ft
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Armstrong Connector Trail


  • Riding area
    South Lake Tahoe, California
  • Difficulty rating
  • Trail type
  • Bike type
    DH, AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
  • Physical rating
  • Season
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on trail
    Drop, Rock Face
  • Global Ranking

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.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Armstrong Connector Trail mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -636 ft
  • Altitude min
    7,057 ft
  • Altitude max
    7,694 ft
  • Altitude start
    7,693 ft
  • Altitude end
    7,057 ft
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    1,400 ft
  • Distance down
    1 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,029 ft
  • Avg time
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on May 9, 2018
Avg: 4.75 (12 votes)

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Layers winter
Trail Style
  • ?
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Directions to armstrong-connector-trail trailhead (38.856780, -119.940760)
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Armstrong... Trail Reports

May 9, 2018 @ 12:10pm
May 9, 2018
Great condition. Both the big tree and little tree have been removed. Road is clear to the end of Fountain Place as well.
Apr 30, 2018 @ 11:11am
Apr 30, 2018
There are still multiple patches of snow on the flats, near the top. Some of these may require the rider to walk-a-bike. Large tree down on the...
Apr 23, 2018 @ 7:13pm
Apr 23, 2018
Big tree is still down halfway up Armstrong. Otherwise in good shape.
Dec 28, 2017 @ 3:24pm
Dec 28, 2017
Goes from dry to wet to snowy to icy. A few downed teees including one very large one above the granite face ride. That said, it was all fairly...
Nov 25, 2017 @ 11:04am
Nov 25, 2017
A little snow near the trailhead but after that it's all dry.
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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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