There are several options to ride these trails. One can ride Jumpingpound Ridge Trail or Cox Hill Trail separately. Or, when combined, as indicated on this trail page, the two trails make for an epic ride. I’ve listed a few options for those looking to shorten their ride or try something new.
Option 1: Jumpingpound Ridge Trail to Cox Hill Trail is best ridden south to north, starting at the Jumpingpound Ridge trailhead. One can leave a retrieval vehicle at the Dawson Recreational Area or park at Dawson and pedal 17 km on the Powderface Trail dirt road to the trailhead. We prefer leaving a vehicle, but this is entirely your call. Ride Jumpingpound Ridge over to Cox Hill and descend down to the Dawson Recreation Area parking.
Option 2: Start at the south Jumpingpound Ridge trailhead, traverse the ridge, and instead of continuing on to Cox Hill, opt out by taking a left turn at the trail junction (well marked) down Jumpingpound Ridge Trail. If you plan on taking this option, I would recommend parking your vehicle at the Jumpingpound Ridge north trailhead – 7.5 km south of Dawson Rec Area.
Option 3: Start your ride at the Jumpingpound Summit Trail. The trailhead is around 14.5 km south of Dawson Recreational Area and is identified by a small pull out on the west side of Powderface Trail. The trailhead is on the eastside – you’ll see a faint trail heading into the woods. From there ride the trail to the Ridge and continue across to Cox Hill.