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
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on Sep 10, 2016
Avg: 4 (6 votes)

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Jumpingpound Loop Trail Reports

Sep 10, 2016 @ 7:44am
Sep 10, 2016
Just a few mud puddles here and there but otherwise dry
Jun 6, 2016 @ 6:43am
Jun 6, 2016
All good!
May 24, 2016 @ 11:18pm
May 24, 2016
A few puddles here and there, but in good condition.
Apr 7, 2016 @ 8:47am
Apr 7, 2016
A little on the wet side, but more tacky than muddy.
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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
545 | Oct 29, 2015 , My City
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