4 miles
Distance
254 ft
Climb
-1,272 ft
Descent
00:35:57
Avg time
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Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
    • Horse
  • Riding Area
    South Lake Tahoe
    , California
  • Ref Number
    #18E09
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Hiking SAC Scale
    T1 Hiking
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • 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
    #1103 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    95 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
    • 5 in Horseback

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.

More Stats for Armstrong Pass Trail bike 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
    00:35:57
  • Avg reverse time
    00:59:02
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Status:
on Nov 10, 2019
Dry
Avg: 4.65 (9 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
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  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • 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
  • 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 Pass Trail Trail Reports

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      Nov 10, 2019 @ 10:11am
      Nov 10, 2019
      Oct 17, 2019 @ 2:33pm
      Oct 17, 2019
      Perfect.
      Aug 17, 2019 @ 10:30pm
      Aug 17, 2019
      Jul 16, 2019 @ 10:07am
      Jul 16, 2019
      Jul 6, 2019 @ 10:05am
      Jul 6, 2019
      One small snow patch to walk across but the rest is clear.
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 4 rides
      • 20 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 269 rides
      • 20 miles avg distance
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      • 638 rides
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      Apr 30, 2018 @ 11:21am
      Apr 30, 2018
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      Jul 6, 2013 @ 3:46pm
      Jul 6, 2013

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