6 miles
Distance
708 ft
Climb
-711 ft
Descent
01:14:27
Avg time

Jumpingpound Loop Details

  • Riding area
    Sibbald
    Redwood Meadows, Alberta
  • Difficulty rating
  • Trail type
    Singletrack
  • Bike type
    AM, XC, Fat
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
  • 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 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.

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Access Info

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 min
    4,424 ft
  • Altitude max
    4,690 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,432 ft
  • Altitude end
    4,429 ft
  • Grade
    -0.01%
  • Grade max
    -24.585%
  • Grade min
    20.765%
  • Distance climb
    2 miles
  • Distance down
    3 miles
  • Distance flat
    3,375 ft
  • Avg time
    01:14:27
  • Avg reverse time
    00:10:08
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Status:
on Jul 11, 2018
Dry
Avg: 3.9 (8 votes)

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Trail Style
  • ?
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Directions to jumpingpound-loop trailhead (51.036730, -114.729250)
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Jumpingpound Loop Trail Reports

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Jul 11, 2018 @ 6:12am
Jul 11, 2018
Totally dry with no problems at all. Great riding.
Jun 24, 2018 @ 3:21pm
Jun 24, 2018
Damp dirt Maybe 40feet of mud puddle total
May 21, 2018 @ 4:15pm
May 21, 2018
May 7, 2018 @ 4:37pm
May 7, 2018
Great conditions - about 20 feet total of snow in a couple areas that will be gone by the time you read this. A really nice loop good for any...
May 5, 2018 @ 10:55am
May 5, 2018
Minor soft spots and some crusted snow/ice around the bridge crossings. Otherwise in great shape.
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2 Reviews & Comments

  • + 1
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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  • + 0
flag wolf333 (May 8, 2018 at 19:02)
 8 may 2018. 53.29min
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Kananaskis - Jumping Pound Loop
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