6 miles
711 ft
-713 ft
Avg time

Jumpingpound Loop Details

  • Riding area
    Redwood Meadows, Alberta
  • Difficulty rating
  • Trail type
  • Bike type
    AM, XC, Fat
  • Trail Usage
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
  • Physical rating
  • Season
    June - October
  • TTFs on trail
  • Global Ranking
  • 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 man-made 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
    4,430 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    2 miles
  • Distance down
    3 miles
  • Distance flat
    3,748 ft
  • Avg time
  • Avg reverse time
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on Jan 20, 2018
Avg: 3.9 (8 votes)

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Layers winter
Trail Style
  • ?
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Directions to jumpingpound-loop trailhead (51.036730, -114.729250)
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Jumpingpound Loop Trail Reports

Jan 20, 2018 @ 8:51pm
Jan 20, 2018
Only the section of the loop on the south side of Sibbald Creek Trail is rideable. Tail is snowshoe packed and icey in sections. Studs recommended.
Aug 25, 2017 @ 8:06pm
Aug 25, 2017
The little bit of water we've had over the past week or so, have really made the loop quite tacky and great to ride. Little dust right now. Have...
Jul 31, 2017 @ 2:49pm
Jul 31, 2017
Trail is in good shape. Really dry, so traction is a little less on the steeper climbs.
Jul 27, 2017 @ 10:16pm
Jul 27, 2017
Jul 7, 2017 @ 8:00pm
Jul 7, 2017
Trail is super dry and can be slippery on loose debris during steeper climbs, especially on the north side of the loop. Some overgrown vegetation...
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1 Review & Comments

  • + 1
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...

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Kananaskis - Jumping Pound Loop
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