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 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 bike trail
Altitude change-3 ft
Altitude min4,424 ft
Altitude max4,690 ft
Altitude start4,432 ft
Altitude end4,429 ft
Distance climb2 miles
Distance down3 miles
Distance flat3,375 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
Nov 5, 2018 @ 7:48amNov 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 @ 5:14pmSep 26, 2018
|Cows!! About 30% of trail is muddy.|
Sep 9, 2018 @ 4:58pmSep 9, 2018
Sep 9, 2018 @ 4:57pmSep 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 @ 6:12amJul 11, 2018
|Totally dry with no problems at all. Great riding.|