6 miles
Distance
711 ft
Climb
-708 ft
Descent
01:04:35
Avg time

Jumpingpound Loop Details

  • Riding area
    Sibbald
    Redwood Meadows, Alberta
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Trail type
    Singletrack
  • Bike type
    AM, XC, Fat
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
  • Season
    June - October
  • TTFs on trail
    Bridge
  • 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
    4,424 ft
  • Altitude max
    4,690 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,430 ft
  • Altitude end
    4,433 ft
  • Grade
    0.01%
  • Grade max
    -20.649%
  • Grade min
    24.17%
  • Distance climb
    3 miles
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    3,761 ft
  • Avg time
    01:04:35
  • Avg reverse time
    00:10:53
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on Aug 25, 2017
Dry
Avg: 3.85 (7 votes)

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Jumpingpound Loop Trail Reports

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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...
Jun 13, 2017 @ 8:13am
Jun 13, 2017
LOST - pair of Maui Jim prescription sunglasses on the trail. If you find them, please message me. Thanks!
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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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