Description: For the first part of the ride, there's not much to
say except keep climbing. The paved Forest Service road crosses Trout
Creek then begins to climb, sometimes steeply for the next four miles.
Along the way you will pass the start of the Coral
Loop Ride which we prefer over the road on the way down. Just before
a locked gate, a single track trail heads off the road to the right.
Follow this trail. It crosses Trout Creek then begins to climb to the
south. The trail is obvious and offers fine riding. There are some steep
sections but all can be ridden. The final section just before the trail
meets the Tahoe Rim Trail is challenging as it comes at the end of the
long climb and gets quite steep. Armstrong Pass proper is a few hundred
yards to the east of the trail junction. From the pass, a trail heads
south into Hope Valley while another trail heads east towards Freel
Peek. At the Rim Trail junction, if you turn west (right) you can
ride back to Tucker Flat and Mr. Toads Wild Ride
or you can continue past Tucker Flat and end up at either Luther Pass
or the parking area for Big Meadow. Lots
Concerns: Ride it, don't slide it!