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  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
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  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • Both Directions
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  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
      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
      Parking area google parking directions
      Access Info:
      Lower Chalet
      Links
      Region Details
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      • 21
      • 9

      Region Status
      Open as of Oct 13, 2019

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Global Ranking
      #473
      State Ranking
      #2
      Trails (view details)
      39
      Trails Mountain Bike
      39
      Trails Hike
      39
      Trails Trail Running
      39
      Total Distance
      21 miles
      Total Descent
      5,085 ft
      Total Vertical
      288 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      1,956 ft
      Reports
      908
      Photos
      85
      Ridden Counter
      2,930

      Photos of Buffalo Pound Provincial Park Mountain Bike

      trail: The Rutledge
      6 |
      Jul 1, 2019 @ 2:43pm
      Jul 1, 2019
      trail: The Rutledge
      4 |
      Jul 1, 2019 @ 2:43pm
      Jul 1, 2019
      trail: Jackpot
      571 |
      Dec 31, 2014 @ 6:54pm
      Dec 31, 2014
      trail: Jackpot
      342 |
      Apr 24, 2013 @ 7:04pm
      Apr 24, 2013

      Videos of Buffalo Pound Provincial Park Mountain Bike

      Heavan Trail | Buffalo Pound
      trail: Heaven
      4:25 | 154 | Jun 28, 2018
      The Search for the Holy Jackpot
      trail: Jackpot
      2:24 | 277 | Jun 26, 2017
      jackpot
      trail: Jackpot
      0:14 | 511 | Jul 17, 2014
      jackpot, joggers rise against
      trail: Jackpot
      3:53 | 244 | Jun 25, 2014

      Current Trail Warnings

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      The Rutledge
      Oct 13, 2019 @ 9:45am
      Oct 13, 2019
      VariablegarretwTree down, immediately after the bridge.

      Recent Trail Reports

      Activity Feed

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      user #772999garretwaddreport1/4 Mile and 13 more
      Oct 13, 2019 @ 7:48pm
      Oct 13, 2019
      user #1623726sedorikkuriddentrailPick-up Sticks and 2 more
      Oct 7, 2019 @ 7:56pm
      Oct 7, 2019
      user #966683robwalceraddreportRoots
      Sep 17, 2019 @ 5:07am
      Sep 17, 2019
      user #1928852ClijsriddentrailTwister
      Sep 15, 2019 @ 8:22am
      Sep 15, 2019
      user #966683robwalceraddreportRoots
      Sep 12, 2019 @ 7:27pm
      Sep 12, 2019

      Recent Comments

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      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
      user #637483Statiik82trailHeavenMy wife and I love this run. Got some Fathers...
      Jun 29, 2018 @ 11:43am
      Jun 29, 2018

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