5.8 miles
878 ft
-875 ft
Avg time

Jumpingpound Loop Details

  • Riding area
  • 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 shooting range a few km away.

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Access Info

Trailhead: Take the TransCanada Hwy 1 to Sibbald Creek Trail (Hwy 6Cool 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
    4,443 ft
  • Altitude max
    4,734 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,448 ft
  • Altitude end
    4,451 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    1.9 miles
  • Distance down
    1.8 miles
  • Distance flat
    2.1 miles
  • Avg time
  • Avg reverse time
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on May 24, 2017
Avg: 3.85 (7 votes)

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Jumpingpound Loop Trail Reports

May 24, 2017 @ 7:08am
May 24, 2017
Large fallen tree that minimises head room at the start of the southern end, being short I was able to duck under. The trail is open enough this...
May 20, 2017 @ 8:36pm
May 20, 2017
May 20, 2017 @ 8:36pm
May 20, 2017
Good condition to ride today. Mostly dry in exposed areas, a little bit of mud in the woods here and there but nothing that can't be ridden...
May 19, 2017 @ 4:08am
May 19, 2017
Wet with snow and puddles on about half of the trail. Expect to see snow anywhere you are in the trees
May 16, 2017 @ 4:45am
May 16, 2017
This trail is in great condition, with just a few spots of mud. They are easily ridden around without widening the trail. There was a 6 foot...
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May 16, 2017 @ 4:51am
May 16, 2017
Jumpingpound Loop, Calgary
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Apr 24, 2017 @ 6:42am
Apr 24, 2017
Jumpingpound Loop, My City

1 Review & Comments

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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
746 | Oct 29, 2015 , My City
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