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
Local Trail AssociationJasper Park Cycling Association (jasperparkcycling.com)
Trails in Route
Bike typeAM, XC
More Stats for Mina - Two Sloughs Loop mountain bike route
Altitude min3,509 ft
Altitude start3,509 ft
Altitude end3,509 ft
Distance climb2 miles
Distance down2 miles
Distance flat3,096 ft
- Snow Packed
- Snow Covered
- Freeze/thaw Cycle
- Prevalent Mud
- Very Dry
Recent Trail Reports Along Route
- login to download gpx or kml files.