6 miles
708 ft
-711 ft
Avg time

Jumpingpound Loop Details

  • Riding Area
    Kananaskis, Alberta
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC, Fat
  • Trail Usage
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
  • Physical Rating
  • 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 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 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
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    2 miles
  • Distance down
    3 miles
  • Distance flat
    3,375 ft
  • Avg time
  • Avg reverse time
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on Nov 5, 2018
Avg: 3.9 (8 votes)

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Activity Type
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

Nov 5, 2018 @ 7:48am
Nov 5, 2018
Rode this trail on Saturday. A couple of spots of snow/ice on the bridges on the south part of the trail, but otherwise in great shape. Last...
Sep 26, 2018 @ 5:14pm
Sep 26, 2018
Cows!! About 30% of trail is muddy.
Sep 9, 2018 @ 4:58pm
Sep 9, 2018
Sep 9, 2018 @ 4:57pm
Sep 9, 2018
Bridge on north section first/last quarter is rotten. Group member took a nasty fall when front wheel went between two logs spanning a creek.
Jul 11, 2018 @ 6:12am
Jul 11, 2018
Totally dry with no problems at all. Great riding.
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Jumpingpound Loop, My City

3 Reviews & 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...
  • + 0
flag wolf333 (May 8, 2018 at 19:02)
 8 may 2018. 53.29min
  • + 0
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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Kananaskis - Jumping Pound Loop
1658 | Oct 29, 2015 , Kananaskis
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