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Level: Intermediate
Length: 17 mi (27.4 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Other
Elevation: +503/902 ft
Total: 13 riders

Mountain Biking Armstrong Pass (Armstrong Connector)

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#146 of 987 mountain bike trails in California
#1791 in the world

Ridden as a shuttle or accessed from the Tahoe Rim Trail, this trail is fun!! It is typically ridden in one direction, beginning with a climb to the top of the pass, and then it is downhill from there. It has some technical sections and fun granite rock, with beautiful meadows at the end.

Before you go
  • No Drinking water 
  • No E-bikes permitted 
  • No Fat biking allowed in winter 
  • No Fee required 
  • No Lift service 
  • No Night riding allowed 
  • No Pump track 
  • No Restrooms 
Getting there
The trail can be accessed by parking off Hwy 89 near Luther Pass and ridden to by way of dirt road or it can be shuttled to.
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Good (on Jul 3, 2018)
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  • trsmith99@aol.com

    Drove up Horse Meadow off of Hwy 89. Did the climb to the top of the pass where the trail crosses TRT. Then the long downhill on Armstrong, Armstrong Connector, Corral, and Railroad back home. Nice downhill run - and with a shuttle drop off, not a bad trade: 1 mile of uphill for 12 miles of downhill.

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