Mr. Toad's Wild Ride

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6.2 Miles 9.9 Kilometers


70' 21 m


-2,481' -756 m


8,816' 2,687 m


6,370' 1,942 m



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A well-known classic in the area, Mr. Toad's is a technical, rocky descent for advanced riders only.

Mike Ahnemann


Mr. Toad's heads mostly downhill from the Tahoe Rim Trail (TRT), with several options for making a loop.

The upper section of this trail is much more technical than either section of the TRT you're likely to ride to get here. Be careful, watch your speed, and make sure you have a helmet. Continue carefully. This upper section has many big drops, and sections of nothing but rocks. There is also a huge stair step section that comes up on you quickly.

In 3.5 miles, you'll be through the real technical sections. That does not mean you are out of the woods. Still be careful. The final section has banked turns, and is a very fast section. As you come around some of the blind turns, you'll find that there are wild pine trees (these are the endangered kind) that jump out and grab your shoulders when you least expect it, so watch for them.


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9.8mi — 2h 32m
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Up Armstrong, over TRT and down 20mi
Jun 24, 2016
Marc Gerhart
Rode to Big Meadow TH then along TRT
Oct 10, 2015
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Rode from S. Lake up the road to Tahoe Rim Trail and ascended that trail to Mr. Toad's.
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Absolutely incredible ride. Some of the most fun technical sections in Tahoe (and beyond) the long flowy section toward the bottom was just a compl...

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Bad / Closed 64 days ago

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Toad's is one of the best rides around Tahoe. There are a handful of different ways to get to the top. My favorite is from armstrong pass. The tough climb is rewarded with an awesome descent. The top part of Toad's is very rocky and techy. With lots of rock gardens, drops and all out tough terrain. The bottom section is very flowy and fast. It's one of the most physically demanding trails I've ridden. Don't let this put you off though. It's crazy fun and rewarding. Feb 11, 2016

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