Jumpingpound Loop Details
A sweet and super-fast singletrack for all levels of rider. This trail has a moderate gradient with little elevation gain on the south side of the road; while the north half of the trail has more of the standard Kananaskis Country "feel" with steeper [but still relatively short] climbs. It may be ridden clockwise or counterclockwise. The usual roots and rocks are present, especially on the south section. In winter, the trail gets packed a bit by snowshoers and is great for fatbiking.
The fast and flowy singletrack can be taken at speed for the more advanced rider. Beginners do best on the south side of the road, where the trail is wider and flatter. There are a number of river/creek crossings over wooden man-made bridges. Some great views of Jumpingpound Creek can be found on the south side of the track, while the high points of the north section offer amazing valley views, especially in autumn when the leaves change colour.
This is a popular hiking trail, and cattle range here from mid-June to late September. If you hear the sound of distant gunfire, that's because there's a shooting range a few km away.
Trailhead: Take the TransCanada Hwy 1 to Sibbald Creek Trail (Hwy 6 and head south. Park at the Pinetop picnic area [with modern outhouse] and start the trail from there – either direction, you choose. You can also drive to the Pine Grove Camping area and start from there.
More Stats for Jumpingpound Loop mountain bike trail
Altitude change3 ft
Altitude min4,443 ft
Altitude max4,734 ft
Altitude start4,448 ft
Altitude end4,451 ft
Distance climb1.9 miles
Distance down1.8 miles
Distance flat2.1 miles
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Jumpingpound Loop Trail Reports
Sep 10, 2016 @ 7:44amSep 10, 2016
|Just a few mud puddles here and there but otherwise dry|
Jun 6, 2016 @ 6:43amJun 6, 2016
May 24, 2016 @ 11:18pmMay 24, 2016
|A few puddles here and there, but in good condition.|
Apr 7, 2016 @ 8:47amApr 7, 2016
|A little on the wet side, but more tacky than muddy.|