4 miles
Distance
242 ft
Climb
-1,284 ft
Descent
00:35:49
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Armstrong Trail

Armstrong Trail Details

  • Riding Area
    South Lake Tahoe
    South Lake Tahoe, California
  • Difficulty Rating
  • 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
  • TTFs on Trail
    Berm, Jump, Rock Face
  • Global Ranking
    #1103 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    100 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

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 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
    00:35:49
  • Avg reverse time
    00:59:02
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Status:
on Oct 7, 2018
Dry
Avg: 4.8 (5 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed or Major Issue / Red

  • 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 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
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  • Directions Directions
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Other Other
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      Armstrong Trail Trail Reports

      datedescription
      Oct 7, 2018 @ 6:25am
      Oct 7, 2018
      reporter Clear. Perfect conditions.
      Jul 17, 2018 @ 7:24am
      Jul 17, 2018
      All clear. A little loose in a few select spots but otherwise riding well
      Jun 17, 2018 @ 5:59pm
      Jun 17, 2018
      Two trees continue to lay across the trail, one that is necessitates a walk around, the other which you can dismount and duck under. Located at...
      Jun 16, 2018 @ 1:56pm
      Jun 16, 2018
      Jun 12, 2018 @ 8:25am
      Jun 12, 2018
      reporter Riding well, two downed trees that will require a chainsaw but can be pushed around. Wear bug spray and eye protection - the bugs are no joke...
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

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      • 0 rides
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      6 Months
      • 154 rides
      • 22 miles avg distance
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      • 638 rides
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      Photos

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      17 |
      Jul 5, 2018 @ 11:17pm
      Jul 5, 2018
      Armstrong Trail, Los Angeles
      24 |
      Jun 12, 2018 @ 8:28am
      Jun 12, 2018
      Armstrong Trail, Truckee
      35 |
      Apr 30, 2018 @ 11:21am
      Apr 30, 2018
      Armstrong Trail, My City
      220 |
      Jul 6, 2013 @ 3:46pm
      Jul 6, 2013
      Armstrong Trail, South Lake Tahoe

      Routes with this trail

      titleratingdistance
      Ski run to Star Lake to Connector to Tahoe Mountain to D Sky
      46 miles
      Mr. Toads Loop
      19 miles

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