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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
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      Region Details
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      Region Status
      Open as of Oct 8, 2023
      Local Trail Association

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      53
      Trails Mountain Bike
      53
      Trails E-Bike
      53
      Trails Hike
      48
      Trails Trail Running
      48
      Trails Snowshoe
      24
      Trails Nordic Ski
      1
      Total Distance
      25 miles
      Total Descent
      4,103 ft
      Total Vertical
      297 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      1,955 ft
      Reports
      1,289
      Photos
      95
      Ridden Counter
      9,553

      Photos of Buffalo Pound Provincial Park Mountain Bike

      trail: Weeping Fee
      18 |
      Jun 5, 2023 @ 5:58pm
      Jun 5, 2023
      trail: Beaver Loop
      22 |
      Jun 5, 2023 @ 5:57pm
      Jun 5, 2023
      trail: Beaver Loop
      14 |
      Jun 5, 2023 @ 5:07pm
      Jun 5, 2023
      trail: Chalet Loop
      31 |
      Sep 7, 2022 @ 8:57pm
      Sep 7, 2022
      201 |
      Apr 9, 2019 @ 9:52am
      Apr 9, 2019
      362 |
      May 2, 2016 @ 8:55am
      May 2, 2016
      trail: Jackpot
      838 |
      Dec 31, 2014 @ 6:54pm
      Dec 31, 2014
      trail: Jackpot
      746 |
      Apr 24, 2013 @ 7:04pm
      Apr 24, 2013

      Videos of Buffalo Pound Provincial Park Mountain Bike

      Lower Joe's DH Section
      5:05 | 134 | Oct 11, 2020
      Weeping Fee Trail - Buffalo Pound Prov. Park
      2:10 | 173 | Jun 4, 2020
      Heavan Trail | Buffalo Pound
      trail: Heaven
      4:25 | 389 | Jun 28, 2018
      The Search for the Holy Jackpot
      trail: Jackpot
      2:24 | 489 | Jun 26, 2017
      jackpot
      trail: Jackpot
      0:14 | 562 | Jul 17, 2014
      jackpot, joggers rise against
      trail: Jackpot
      3:53 | 283 | Jun 25, 2014
      jackpot
      trail: Jackpot
      1:33 | 173 | May 24, 2014
      Andrew Richard's Triumph of the Will
      trail: Heaven
      8:29 | 650 | Nov 13, 2013

      Recent Trail Reports

      statustraildateconditioninfouser
      Jackpot
      Oct 8, 2023 @ 9:00am
      Oct 8, 2023
      IdealLeaf covered for most of it but good...redenvalekim
      Twister-Road Connector
      Oct 8, 2023 @ 9:00am
      Oct 8, 2023
      VariableOne wet corner. Squirrelly up to the road...redenvalekim
      Beaver Loop
      Sep 17, 2023 @ 7:18am
      Sep 17, 2023
      Very DryE-Bike lcann25
      Lower Rutledge
      Jul 28, 2023 @ 6:36am
      Jul 28, 2023
      WetFlooded due to beaver dam. Bridge is out...Bould170 SSMBC
      1/4 Mile
      Jun 10, 2023 @ 6:52am
      Jun 10, 2023
      IdealDuffIII
      Pick-up Sticks
      Jun 10, 2023 @ 6:52am
      Jun 10, 2023
      IdealDuffIII
      Junkyard
      Jun 10, 2023 @ 6:52am
      Jun 10, 2023
      VariableDuffIII
      Roots
      Jun 7, 2023 @ 6:17am
      Jun 7, 2023
      Prevalent MudUnfortunately roots is in poor shape with...mdferg
      Ray's Connection
      Jan 20, 2023 @ 5:26pm
      Jan 20, 2023
      Snow GroomedGroomed Jan 20. Mind the bridge.Bould170 SSMBC
      Weeping Fee
      Jan 20, 2023 @ 5:24pm
      Jan 20, 2023
      Snow GroomedPartially groomed - Red Pole Loop section...Bould170 SSMBC

      Activity Feed

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      Apr 9, 2024 @ 10:30am
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      Apr 3, 2024 @ 5:27pm
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      Apr 1, 2024 @ 8:01am
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      prairiebiker79commenttrailactivity #49787235
      Mar 7, 2024 @ 1:49pm
      Mar 7, 2024
      Cky424wishlistrouteactivity #49296583
      Feb 18, 2024 @ 3:02pm
      Feb 18, 2024

      Recent Comments

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      prairiebiker79trailC'ya!Might be my favourite 100m of trail at BP.
      Mar 7, 2024 @ 1:49pm
      Mar 7, 2024
      TrailNerdtrailRootsThis is labeled as a black diamond on the...
      Sep 2, 2023 @ 4:03pm
      Sep 2, 2023
      prairiebiker79trailMus NucklOne of my favorite trails at BP
      Feb 9, 2023 @ 1:35pm
      Feb 9, 2023
      gchendertrailTerminatorTight trees and steep, loose climbs.
      Aug 23, 2020 @ 10:41am
      Aug 23, 2020
      Wooky2014trailHeavenme and a buddy brought kids and wives for...
      Sep 5, 2018 @ 5:56pm
      Sep 5, 2018

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      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike5325 miles4,104 ft12 miles295 ft
      #670#1951,289486,259
      E-Bike5325 miles4,104 ft12 miles295 ft
      #242#11,10222108
      Hike4824 miles3,898 ft11 miles295 ft
      #482#11,28735
      Trail Running4824 miles3,898 ft11 miles295 ft
      #481#11,28729
      Snowshoe2411 miles1,490 ft5 miles289 ft
      #54#1146211
      Nordic Ski11,079 ft69 ft
      #27901
      • By robwalcer MJP MJP & contributors
      • Admins: SaskParks, Bould170, tgullacher, BPPP, robwalcer, MJP
      • #4937 - 40,286 views
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