5 miles
890 ft
-889 ft
4,149 ft
High Point

Starting from Parking Lot 3 at the Jasper Activity Centre this route starts with a leg burning steep but non technical ascent up Trail 11 - Town Trail to the junction with Trail 8, where the pitch mellows out a little. The climb will all be worth it when you get to the apex at Mina Lake (the second beautiful lake you see on this loop) Enjoy the view and take a breather before continuing on. Trail 8 past Mina has several ups and downs with some moderately technical descents. Turn right at the junction with Trail 8c and after a short climb it is downhill all the way back to the parking lot.

To make this ride a bit longer consider adding the Cottonwood Slough Loop after descending 8c, or return to town via Trail 2a.

To make this ride a bit easier, ascend Trail 2 and traverse on Trail 8e - Cabin Lake Fire Road to connect with Trail 8 to make the climb to the lakes

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  • Riding area
  • Difficulty rating
  • Route Type
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Physical rating
More Stats for Mina - Two Sloughs Loop mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    3,509 ft
  • Altitude start
    3,509 ft
  • Altitude end
    3,509 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    2 miles
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    3,096 ft
Avg: 4 (1 votes)
Layers winter
Trail Style
  • ?
Activity Type
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail transparency

Recent Trail Reports Along Route

Trail 2 (Church trail)
Oct 29, 2018 @ 8:39am
Oct 29, 2018
Perfect fall conditions.
Trail 11 - Town Trail
Oct 29, 2018 @ 8:37am
Oct 29, 2018
Perfect fall conditions.
Trail 8c
Sep 20, 2018 @ 5:13pm
Sep 20, 2018
Trail was in great condition. Clear and dry even after the recent rain/snow.
Trail 8 (Mina Lake)
Jul 18, 2018 @ 9:32am
Jul 18, 2018
Trail 8 (backside)
Jun 23, 2018 @ 9:38pm
Jun 23, 2018
more reports »
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