6 miles
Distance
708 ft
Climb
-711 ft
Descent
01:18:47
Avg time

Jumpingpound Loop Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Sibbald
    Kananaskis, Alberta
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC, Fat
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • TTFs on Trail
    Bridge
  • Global Ranking
    #18847 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    70 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 70 in Hiking
  • Land Manager
    Alberta Parks

A sweet and super-fast singletrack for all levels of rider. This trail has a moderate gradient with little elevation gain on the south side of the road; while the north half of the trail has more of the standard Kananaskis Country "feel" with steeper [but still relatively short] climbs. It may be ridden clockwise or counterclockwise. The usual roots and rocks are present, especially on the south section. In winter, the trail gets packed a bit by snowshoers and is great for fatbiking.

The fast and flowy singletrack can be taken at speed for the more advanced rider. Beginners do best on the south side of the road, where the trail is wider and flatter. There are a number of river/creek crossings over wooden bridges. Some great views of Jumpingpound Creek can be found on the south side of the track, while the high points of the north section offer amazing valley views, especially in autumn when the leaves change colour.

This is a popular hiking trail, and cattle range here from mid-June to late September. If you hear the sound of distant gunfire, that's because there's a private shooting range a few km away.

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Access Info

Trailhead: Take the TransCanada Hwy 1 to Sibbald Creek Trail Hwy 68 and head south. Park at the Pinetop picnic area [with modern outhouse] and start the trail from there – either direction, you choose. You can also drive to the Pine Grove Camping area and start from there.

More Stats for Jumpingpound Loop mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -3 ft
  • Altitude min
    4,424 ft
  • Altitude max
    4,690 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,432 ft
  • Altitude end
    4,429 ft
  • Grade
    -0.01%
  • Grade max
    -24.585%
  • Grade min
    20.765%
  • Distance climb
    2 miles
  • Distance down
    3 miles
  • Distance flat
    3,375 ft
  • Avg time
    01:18:47
  • Avg reverse time
    00:59:30
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Status:
on Aug 5, 2020
Very Dry
Avg: 4 (14 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • 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
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
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  • 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
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      Jumpingpound Loop Trail Reports

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      Aug 5, 2020 @ 12:48pm
      Aug 5, 2020
      excellent condition: dry, dusty on North side.
      Jul 26, 2020 @ 3:53pm
      Jul 26, 2020
      Jul 14, 2020 @ 8:04am
      Jul 14, 2020
      Jul 9, 2020 @ 9:03pm
      Jul 9, 2020
      Few muddy spots but in pretty solid condition
      Jul 5, 2020 @ 2:22pm
      Jul 5, 2020
      Some muddy spots on the south side of the road. Ride the logs! (don't wreck the trail). There was also one log across the trail on the south...
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 6 rides
      • 6 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 43 rides
      • 8 miles avg distance
      All
      • 124 rides
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      Jul 29, 2020 @ 7:10pm
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      Jun 21, 2020 @ 6:11am
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      May 29, 2020 @ 9:34am
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      May 29, 2020 @ 9:34am
      May 29, 2020

      5 Reviews & Comments

      • + 3
      flag pinkrobe CMBA (Oct 29, 2014 at 10:42)
       Classic old-school XC! If you are going to take beginners, the south side of the loop is way easier than the north side. Most newbs will be off their bikes and pushing on the north side.

      The riding season is more like May-November, depending on snow. It's also a good fatbike loop. June - October is cattle season, watch out for steaming piles...
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag wolf333 (May 8, 2018 at 19:02)
       8 may 2018. 53.29min
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      • + 1
      flag vbors (Jul 31, 2018 at 13:52)
       Hmm. Well let me report as a newb. Whole trail is fun and doable if you're a fair rider. That's how I describe myself. South side was much more technical. Smaller ups and downs but steeper with sharper turns and more loose gravel. On the north side it's got longer ups and downs. It is more work but technically it was easier. Overall lots of fun. Good starter trail for the newbs!
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      • + 3
      flag brodiebiker99 (May 15, 2019 at 19:49)
       The crocuses in Buffalo beans are in full bloom. Lots of wildlife along the trail. Just a reminder, if you’re riding with your dog, or hiking, that you restrict your pet from chasing the wildlife. Why? A lot of school groups use this trail as an introduction to the great outdoors, and the more wildlife they encounter the more responsible they will be as grownups.
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      • + 0
      flag 66SIX (Jun 7, 2020 at 12:40)
       Great loop for anyone getting back into MTB.
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