Jumpingpound Ridge (north)

Jumpingpound Ridge (north) near Kananaskis, AB


This trail was given a rating of 3 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 3 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 3 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 3 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 3 out of 5 stars
13 kms
7hours
moderate
Mountain Biking, Back Country Skiing, Hiking
Fall, Summer
Kananaskis, AB
User Trevbo

NTS Map: 082O02

Elevation Gain: 495 m (1,625 ft).

Description: A popular destination for mountain bikers, this multipurpose trail is great for hiking as well. The initial elevation gain is up a set of switchbacks through the forest, and it's not too violent an ascent. Once up high, you can continue along the broad ridge either North or South. We explored both directions, initially continuing south-east and making our way towards Moose Mountain fire lookout (actually quite far off to the east and quite impressive-looking). We still had time to explore Jumpingpound ridge towards Cox Hill to the north before dropping back down to the cars.

Directions:

Access Point: Powderface Trail Hwy at Cox Hill parking lot (Kananaskis).

Information on the access point was referenced from:

· Kananaskis Country Trail Guide(s), Gillean Daffern. Rocky Mountain Books.




Please check the bottom of the Description (above left; click) for the author's written directions.

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By RufffPosted By: Rufff  - Tue Aug 21 23:31:56 UTC 2007 Not Rated Downside Ridge a little exposed in 30c temps. Whew!! Comment We hiked this from the Jumpingpound Ridge Trail to the summit and back same way. Ran into quite a few groups of bikes and every single group was friendly and appreciative when we yielded the trail ( I wouldn't want to stop a bike coming down thoses switchbacks ). It's great when we can all share the trails. Kudos.
By bfcoffeyPosted By: bfcoffey  - Tue Mar 22 15:06:17 UTC 2005 Not Rated Comment Rachelo, send your photos to 'brian@trailpeak.com'
By racheloPosted By: rachelo  - Mon Mar 21 17:56:25 UTC 2005 This trail was given a rating of 3 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 3 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 3 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 3 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 3 out of 5 stars Comment Would like to add that this trail is a great pick for a rainy day. Its at an elevation that tends to put you in the cloud, rather than under it, which gives a really neat, ethereal look to the whole thing, and the views you miss are not exactly the best in the Rockies. I'd add a photo, but I don't know how.


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