4 miles
Distance
242 ft
Climb
-1,284 ft
Descent
00:31:47
Avg time
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Armstrong Trail Details

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

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
More Stats for Armstrong Trail mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -1,041 ft
  • Altitude min
    7,667 ft
  • Altitude max
    8,727 ft
  • Altitude start
    8,727 ft
  • Altitude end
    7,686 ft
  • Grade max
    -32.456%
  • Grade min
    14.647%
  • Distance climb
    3,478 ft
  • Distance down
    3 miles
  • Distance flat
    2,799 ft
  • Avg time
    00:31:47
  • Avg reverse time
    00:57:53
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Armstrong Trail Trail Reports

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Sep 15, 2017 @ 10:08pm
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Aug 18, 2017 @ 8:34pm
Aug 18, 2017
Jul 30, 2017 @ 9:09am
Jul 30, 2017
Pretty good overall. There are a few loose spots in the deeper decomposed granite spots. As for the broken bridge, it's a fun thing to ride if...
Jul 25, 2017 @ 10:24am
Jul 25, 2017
reporter Clear. TAMBA sawyers cleared the downed trees, the bridge is still broken at the bottom, but easy to ride across.
Jun 17, 2017 @ 2:40pm
Jun 17, 2017
USFS bridge over Trout Creek is broken in half apparently from snow load. Crossing the remains of the bridge would be dicey and fording the creek...
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Jun 17, 2017 @ 2:46pm
Jun 17, 2017
Armstrong Trail, South Lake Tahoe
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Jul 6, 2013 @ 3:46pm
Jul 6, 2013
Armstrong Trail, South Lake Tahoe

Routes with this trail

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Mr. Toads Loop
19 miles

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