Jumper Plains Trail

MODERATE 1 reviews

Jumper Plains Trail is a 15.6 kilometer lightly trafficked loop trail located near Durban, Manitoba, Canada that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
15.6 km
ELEVATION GAIN
305 m
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

backpacking

birding

camping

fishing

hiking

horseback riding

mountain biking

nature trips

snowshoeing

forest

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

blowdown

The Jumper Plains trail travels through a combination of old forestry roads, nature paths and along the roaring river. This trail is un-maintained and there are no markers along this trail so bring your compass, map and/or GPS. From the trailhead, you will travel west towards the river before heading south along what was once an ancient First Nations path that follows the waterway. The trail travels through thick forest and open prairies.To get to Jumper Plains, hikers are required to cross the Roaring River. Under low water levels, you can wade easily, but be cautious. This crossing is a junction point to various trails coming into Jumper Plains. The trail across the river climbs a small hill before opening up to the scenic beauty of Jumper Plains, a vast meadow of rolling hills. The meadow is a perfect spot to explore or enjoy a picnic. Additionally, there are a few scattered campsites along the river if you choose to extend your stay. The trail back from the plains runs along an old logging road. Typically, ATVs no longer use this trail as it is wet in areas, with some blowdown but can be a nice hike back. Note: you will have to cross one beaver dam in order to get back to your vehicle.