Armstrong Pass to Hell Hole Viewpoint

Hope Valley, California

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After climbing to Armstrong Pass, this trip follows a ridgecrest section of the Tahoe Rim Trail to Hell Hole Viewpoint. Along the way are partial views of Lake Tahoe and full views of Hope Valley and the peaks of the Carson Pass region. There are no facilities at the trailhead. Undeveloped campsites may be available near Horse Meadows. The trail begins down the closed road.
Afoot & Afield: Tahoe-Reno: 201 Spectacular Outings in the Lake Tahoe Region

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Afoot & Afield: Tahoe-Reno: 201 Spectacular Outings in the Lake Tahoe Region

by Mike White (Wilderness Press)

After climbing to Armstrong Pass, this trip follows a ridgecrest section of the Tahoe Rim Trail to Hell Hole Viewpoint. Along the way are partial views of Lake Tahoe and full views of Hope Valley and the peaks of the Carson Pass region.

There are no facilities at the trailhead. Undeveloped campsites may be available near Horse Meadows. The trail begins down the closed road.

© 2016 Mike White/Wilderness Press. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking, Mountain Biking
Nearby City: Hope Valley
Distance: 8
Elevation Gain: 1,400 feet
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Moderate
Duration: 4 to 5 hours
Season: Best July through October
Accessibility: Dog-friendly
Local Contacts: Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest at 775-882-2766, www.fs.usda.gov/htnf; Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit at 530-543-2600, www.fs.usda.gov/ltbmu
Local Maps: USGS 7.5-minute Freel Peak (trail not shown); TAMBA South Tahoe Trail Map
Topo Map: Armstrong Pass to Hell Hole Viewpoint Topographic Map
Guide Book: Afoot & Afield: Tahoe-Reno: 201 Spectacular Outings in the Lake Tahoe Region Guide Book
Driving Directions: View Directions
Trail Directions: View Guide

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5/15/2009

This a good trail for non-technical rides. It is a good cardio workout with nice and varied vegetation as you climb in elevation. The views are limited until you get near the end. We went a little too early and ran into snow at the top of the road, but it was still a nice ride.

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