Jumpingpound Loop Details
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.
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 min4,424 ft
Altitude max4,690 ft
Altitude start4,432 ft
Altitude end4,430 ft
Distance climb2 miles
Distance down3 miles
Distance flat3,748 ft
Avg reverse time00:10:08
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- Snow Packed
- Snow Covered
- Freeze/thaw Cycle
- Prevalent Mud
- Very Dry
Jumpingpound Loop Trail Reports
Jan 20, 2018 @ 8:51pmJan 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 @ 8:06pmAug 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 @ 2:49pmJul 31, 2017
|Trail is in good shape. Really dry, so traction is a little less on the steeper climbs.|
Jul 27, 2017 @ 10:16pmJul 27, 2017
Jul 7, 2017 @ 8:00pmJul 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...|