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I would rate this 'moderate' as opposed to 'hard'. Not too steep in the forest region (which is the majority of the hike), but when you start reaching the top it gets pretty steep. But for the most part, I found it fairly moderate and very enjoyable. Beautiful views at the top. An awesome way to spend a Sunday!

Nice tramp, quite steep to start!

Hiked this trail this morning and enjoyed it. We didn't run into other hikers until we were halfway down. So not very busy which is nice. Took just over 3 hours with a lengthy break at the top.

Elevation gain was not the same as posted here. Only about 542m. The elevation was gradual and the views were very enjoyable at the top of the ridge.

Distance was about 10km round trip. There is some logging in the area, but parking available very close to the trail head.

little work.... great views!

Started on Eagle and joined up with Deer Ridge. At that point the hike got steep very quickly. A lot of flat but worth the climb , Gorgeous views at the top, lots of wild flowers, and lots of forest walking.

13 days ago

Nice peak near Calgary. Not many people go there. It is a good place to go early in the season.

Great hike! Pretty easy through the trees, gradual incline to a beautiful view at the top. Awesome spot to have some lunch and lay in the sunshine for a bit, or continue wandering along the other trails from the summit.

16 days ago

Tough at the beginning, steady uphill, but easier once you hit the switchbacks. Your view is all tree line until you hit the “false summit” then it opens up to beautiful mountains and wild flowers.

Awesome trail! Quite spot so make sure to go in a group of Atleast 3 people.

Beautiful views from the top!!

17 days ago

A friend and I did most of this trail (I believe) in combination with a couple of others in the vicinity. We didn’t see another soul until about 2, or more, hours into it. It was so peaceful. There was about a zillion mosquitoes on one part of the trail near the lake so bug spray is a must. My poor dog got eaten alive. We ended up hiking about 16 or so km and there are some decent ups and downs so the legs were feeling it by the end of the day. All in all we liked these trails and I would definitely go again.

on Jumpingpound Summit Trail

18 days ago

Just did this hike. It was beautiful! The wildflowers are in full bloom, there are several magnificent meadow near the top as well 360 degree views! Excellent

Slow incline. Great 360 views and there's a couple mini trails that veer off to a view stop. Took us 1.5-2 hours up and 45 mins down.

A hidden gem with stunning views!!! Definitely on my top 5 even though it’s a super laid back trail. If you’re looking for more of a challenge hike the ridge over to Moose Mountain.

This trail will not disappoint!!!

I’d also consider this trail family friendly.

23 days ago

The view at the top is unreal. Loved the fields and valleys of wildflowers along the way to the top. Steady incline and switchbacks throughout! Easy rooted trail that only gets a tad rocky before the peak. Bugspray is a must, and quite shaded for the majority of your journey... I felt particularly stoked to have am extra layer at 8:30am when we started on the trailhead. It was nippley.

An awesome trail with little traffic.

07.21.18 Beautiful morning for a hike, started at around 9:30AM. We found it to be of moderate difficulty for beginners due to mostly uphill with consistent incline. Loved the cool fresh mountain breeze through the forest. Took us about 2 hours from trailhead to peak with quick water,rest, and photo breaks. Past the trees, the grassy areas are full of pretty wild flowers. Highly recommend the last push to the peak as it offers a breathtaking 360 view of neighboring mountains and trail on the ridge. Got really windy and cold at the top, will bring windbreakers next time. Only bummer is the gravel road leading up to the trailhead. It felt like you’d never get there (or maybe miss it). Took about 25min from the Powderface Trail sign. To be fair, it is a scenic drive. Plenty of parking if you get there early.

23 days ago

Perfect day for this trail. We are not the most in shape hikers and we found this trail to be on the easier end of moderate. The incline is even and steady with some switchbacks so we had a lot of short one minute breaks but we made it to the top in about 2 hours. Round trip was just over 4 hours but we spent almost an hour at the top. The views at the top are 360 degrees spectacular and for very little effort. We had our dog with us and it was perfect for him, but as you’d expect there is no water source aside from the creek right at the bottom. The top was quite windy and cool but there are some trees to shelter behind. There are a decent number of bugs at the trailhead but not too bad on the trail. July 21/18

Great hike for a newbie or kids. Steady incline with smooth path. Summit is very rewarding for not too crazy of an incline. Cool paths to explore around too if you wanted to do more, there are about three signs with maps while you’re walking that makes exploring easy. Beautiful wildflowers all over the trail this time of year, July 21, 2018.

26 days ago

Great hike if you don’t have a lot of time. Not many views but amazing wild flowers. Decent mix of ups and flats. Ok for fit kids over about 9 years old. Trail head is not well marked, need to download the route.

Great trail, well marked,

Enjoyed this easy hike a lot, not very hard and great views!

scenic driving
1 month ago

30 minute gravel road to trailhead with condition of road being good. Trail is well marked and ample room for parking. Most of the hike is through forested canopy with little to see although very relaxing as the traffic is low. Top of the trail had very nice view of the valley below jumpingpound mountain. At the summit, there’s a nice and open area where you can move around off the path a bit with freedom. Overall the hike is through consistent elevation, decent view at the top, and drive is quite scenic. In total took us about 2.5-3 hours.

trail running
1 month ago

A beautiful climb and a little off the beaten track so maybe not as busy as other trails. We were trail running, went up and down it twice. It was a nice change from Prairie Mountain because even though the altitude gain is about the same as Prairie, a much greater proportion of it is runnable (for me anyways!), both up and down. Also loved seeing Mouse Mtn etc from a different angle.

Amazing views! Fairly easy hike

on Eagle Hill Trail

1 month ago

Hiked 6/27/18 at 7am. Only person out there until 930. Flat and little marshy going out, with some ups and downs. Only real vertical is near the end. Took 2 hours out, 1.5 hours back (9 Miles). Some bugs but not crazy. Overall.... beautiful, peaceful, great views and seclusion. Saw moose, bear, dog, horse, and possible bear tracks, but no real wildlife in person except birds. Cougar warnings at trailhead but no evidence. This was a great hike; would love to hike this area again. God is good.

1 month ago

This hike can be accessed via Powderface Trail which only opens from the month of June-November. There are 3 ways you can get to the summit by searching up the Jumpingpound Ridge trail or Jumpingpound Summit trail and plan accordingly.

This offers a 360 degree panoramic view of the mountains. The trail up is a wide trail with gentle switchbacks, great for beginners. On the way, you will reach a grassy flat area which takes you to the base of the summit and after that is a short steep climb to the high point.

Overall, a great hike to go back due to multiple trailhead starts and connecting trails to cox hill and moose mountain (if you are prepared).

Great hike with great view at the end! Came back via deer ridge trail with awesome view all the way.

It is certainly a nice, easy and quiet trail to kick start the hiking season! The trail head was a little difficult to find but the view is definitely worth it!

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