3.8 miles
Distance
254 ft
Climb
-1,272 ft
Descent
00:35:56
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
    100 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 65 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.

Local Trail Association
Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for Armstrong Pass Trail bike 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
    00:35:56
  • Avg reverse time
    01:08:00
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Status:
on May 2, 2021
Snow Covered
Avg: 4.75 (16 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
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  • Snow Covered
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  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
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  • Ideal
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  • Very Dry
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      Armstrong Pass Trail Trail Reports

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      May 2, 2021 @ 3:17pm
      May 2, 2021
      Still covered in snow just past the bridge. Gonna be at least a couple more weeks.
      Nov 14, 2020 @ 8:34am
      Nov 14, 2020
      Covered in snow for the winter
      Oct 11, 2020 @ 10:50am
      Oct 11, 2020
      Aug 15, 2020 @ 12:58pm
      Aug 15, 2020
      Jul 18, 2020 @ 1:13pm
      Jul 18, 2020
      Willow creek to the saddle then to Freel peak.
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

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      • 0 rides
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      6 Months
      • 1 rides
      • 22 miles avg distance
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      • 1,253 rides
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      Jun 12, 2018 @ 8:28am
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      Apr 30, 2018 @ 11:21am
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      Jul 6, 2013 @ 3:46pm
      Jul 6, 2013

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      2 Reviews & Comments

      • + 0
      agarbalosa (May 22, 2020 at 23:12)
       Rode this today. Not passable up high toward the rim trail connector. Needs time
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      christianreed (Sep 10, 2020 at 11:18)
       Heading south it’s a nice climbing trail.
      [Reply]

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      Videos

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