Jumpingpound Ridge Trail

MODERATE 22 reviews

Jumpingpound Ridge Trail is a 12.9 kilometer point-to-point trail located near Erin Woods, Alberta, Canada that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, birding, and mountain biking and is best used from May until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
12.9 km
ELEVATION GAIN
754 m
ROUTE TYPE
Point to Point

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

mountain biking

walking

forest

views

wildlife

hiking
2 months ago

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.

2 months ago

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.

hiking
2 months 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.

2 months ago

An awesome trail with little traffic.

hiking
3 months ago

Great trail, well marked,

hiking
3 months 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).

hiking
Saturday, July 29, 2017

Did it today with my sister who is a beginner hiker. Beginning is switch-backs, manageable for a beginner if you take your time. There wasn't another soul on the trail. Being just the two of us made me worry about bears in the open parts, but luckily all we saw for wildlife were some chipmunks. Great views at the top from both sides. Would recommend.

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Nice walking trail not too steep perfect for beginners

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Sunday, June 11, 2017

Gorgeous

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