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  • Snow Groomed
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  • Icy
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      Buffalo Pound Provincial Park, near Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, is home to one of mountain biking’s best kept secrets. The same glacial period that helped shape the Rocky Mountain’s towering peaks carved its way through Southern Saskatchewan, leaving the expansive Qu’Appelle Valley, which is home to the hidden gem that is Buffalo Pound. Over 30 km of well-marked, fast, and flowy trails grace the steep valleys that make up the park. Once inside the park, beginner to expert riders alike will be excited to see rolling, steep sided hills surrounding them. Individual trails are generally short in length, but linking trails together in natural loops gives riders a wide variety of trails in one location. It is not uncommon to see a cactus on some of the dry hilltops at the same time you may spot a beaver building a dam in the wetlands in the valley bottom.

      The best place to start your ride is in the Lower Chalet area where you will find the trailhead map, outhouse style restrooms and potable water. Camping is available at the trailhead and there are full service sites available nearby. The full service campsites have direct access to the Lower Chalet trailhead via Joe’s Loop and Rankin’s, ensuring that wherever you set up camp, you will have great riding right out your front door.

      Buffalo Pound Trails are at their best in spring and fall when the dense brush that grows in the valley is thinner. An increased maintenance schedule provided by park employees and local volunteers ensures that the long days of summer will provide superb riding conditions in the hot, dense vegetation months as well. One thing that is predictable is sunshine, as Southern Saskatchewan boasts an average of 321 days of sunshine per year.
      Primary Trail Type: Cross-Country
      AKA: Buffalo Pound Trails
      Land Status: Provincial Park
      Land Manager: Saskatchewan Parks
      Parking area google parking directions
      Access Info:
      Lower Chalet
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      Region Details
      • 3
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      • 5
      • 22
      • 10

      Region Status
      Open as of Jan 9, 2021
      Local Trail Association

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      41
      Trails Mountain Bike
      41
      Trails E-Bike
      2
      Trails Hike
      40
      Trails Trail Running
      40
      Trails Snowshoe
      1
      Total Distance
      23 miles
      Total Descent
      4,468 ft
      Total Vertical
      297 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      1,956 ft
      Reports
      1,175
      Photos
      90
      Ridden Counter
      4,530

      Photos of Buffalo Pound Provincial Park Mountain Bike

      86 |
      Apr 9, 2019 @ 9:52am
      Apr 9, 2019
      237 |
      May 2, 2016 @ 8:55am
      May 2, 2016
      trail: Jackpot
      676 |
      Dec 31, 2014 @ 6:54pm
      Dec 31, 2014
      trail: Jackpot
      470 |
      Apr 24, 2013 @ 7:04pm
      Apr 24, 2013

      Videos of Buffalo Pound Provincial Park Mountain Bike

      Lower Joe's DH Section
      5:05 | 10 | Oct 11, 2020
      Weeping Fee Trail - Buffalo Pound Prov. Park
      2:10 | 73 | Jun 4, 2020
      Heavan Trail | Buffalo Pound
      trail: Heaven
      4:25 | 272 | Jun 28, 2018
      The Search for the Holy Jackpot
      trail: Jackpot
      2:24 | 396 | Jun 26, 2017

      Recent Trail Reports

      Activity Feed

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      user #966683robwalceraddtrailNoser Connector
      Jan 2, 2021 @ 6:02am
      Jan 2, 2021
      user #966683robwalcerupdatetrailNoser2 and 1 more
      Jan 1, 2021 @ 1:32pm
      Jan 1, 2021
      user #966683robwalcerupdatetrailBeaver Loop
      Nov 17, 2020 @ 7:21pm
      Nov 17, 2020
      user #966683robwalceraddreport1/4 Mile and 44 more
      Nov 17, 2020 @ 5:08am
      Nov 17, 2020
      user #1785269Garett17riddentrailNoser2 and 2 more
      Nov 1, 2020 @ 3:13pm
      Nov 1, 2020

      Recent Comments

      usernametypetitlecommentdate
      user #923088gchendertrailTerminatorTight trees and steep, loose climbs.
      Aug 23, 2020 @ 10:41am
      Aug 23, 2020
      user #1053694Wooky2014trailHeavenme and a buddy brought kids and wives for...
      Sep 5, 2018 @ 5:56pm
      Sep 5, 2018
      user #1444216AdamRMtrailTerminatorSome really tough climbs but enjoyable overall.
      Aug 25, 2018 @ 8:11pm
      Aug 25, 2018
      user #1595316Msbeantrail1/4 MileI love riding this as a downhill, great...
      Aug 16, 2018 @ 8:47pm
      Aug 16, 2018
      user #966683robwalcerreportNoserTrail was trimmed on July 4/18
      Jul 4, 2018 @ 10:57pm
      Jul 4, 2018

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      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike4123 miles4,469 ft10 miles299 ft
      #587#1901,175243,072
      E-Bike21 mile148 ft3,074 ft220 ft
      970224
      Hike4023 miles4,409 ft10 miles299 ft
      #426#11,17512
      Trail Running4023 miles4,409 ft10 miles299 ft
      #429#11,1755
      Snowshoe11 mile148 ft3,035 ft85 ft
      422
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