3.8 miles
Distance
254 ft
Climb
-1,272 ft
Descent
00:35:26
Avg time
Supporters, Builders, Maintainers & Land Managers of Armstrong Pass Trail

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    Land Manager

Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Horse
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Freel High Country
    South Lake Tahoe, California
  • Ref Number
    #18E09
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Hiking SAC Scale
    T1 Hiking
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Trail Visibility
    Always easy to follow
  • Season
    May-November
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on Trail
    Berm, Jump, Rock Face
  • Global Ranking
    #1705 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #50460 in Trail Running
    • #20089 in Hiking
  • Local Popularity
    100 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 65 in Trail Running
    • 85 in Hiking
    • 5 in Horseback
  • Land Owner
    USFS Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit

Armstrong Trail is 4 miles of sustained moderate climbing to the Tahoe Rim Trail. The lower section features moderately banked turns, but overall the trail is narrow with good traction and the occasional moderately technical section. From Armstrong Pass, ride south on the TRT to access Mr. Toad's Wild Ride.

Access Info

The lower trailhead is at the end of Fountain Place Rd on the south side. The upper trailhead is off the Tahoe Rim Trail at Armstrong Pass.

Local Trail Association
Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for Armstrong Pass Trail multi-use trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -1,018 ft
  • Altitude min
    7,669 ft
  • Altitude max
    8,720 ft
  • Altitude start
    8,720 ft
  • Altitude end
    7,702 ft
  • Grade
    -5.031%
  • Grade max
    -39.041%
  • Grade min
    24.13%
  • Distance climb
    4,540 ft
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    3,155 ft
  • Avg time
    00:35:26
  • Avg reverse time
    01:09:44
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on Jun 1, 2024
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Avg: 4.65 (21 votes)
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      Armstrong Pass Trail Trail Reports

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      Jun 1, 2024 @ 1:05pm
      Jun 1, 2024
      Downed tree about 1.5mi from the bottom/Armstrong Connector. A few very short, easily passable snow patches. Didn’t ride beyond 1.5mi.
      May 28, 2024 @ 1:56pm
      May 28, 2024
      Lots of snow for the first 80% of trail, then there is less.
      Oct 19, 2023 @ 3:37pm
      Oct 19, 2023
      Snow packs and downed tree.
      Jul 27, 2023 @ 2:28am
      Jul 27, 2023
      There is a ride around the tree.
      Jul 23, 2023 @ 9:20pm
      Jul 23, 2023
      3 foot tree across trail
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 14 rides
      • 19 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 21 rides
      • 20 miles avg distance
      All
      • 2,261 rides
      • Last: Jun 16, 2024

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      Jul 11, 2022 @ 9:13pm
      Jul 11, 2022

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