4.4 miles
1,470 ft
-359 ft
4,574 ft
High Point

Smooth, flowy beginner trail with some berms, and bridge crossings. Definitely recommend stopping by at Island Lake Lodge for food and drink before taking the same route back down with the assistance of gravity.

From town:
This is a bi-directional route best started at the entrance gate to Island Lake Lodge shortly after leaving the Mt. Fernie Provincial Park Camp Grounds. Look out for the trail head on right

It's a steady climb for 7km all the way to Island Lake Lodge. Be wary of downhill oncoming traffic, both on bike and foot, and always be vocal to make other users and wildlife aware of your presence.

Detailed Description
Lazy Lizard is a 4 mile popular easy route located near Fernie British Columbia. This mountain bike only route can be used both directions and has a moderate overall physical rating. This route includes 7 trails. This route climbs 1,470 ft with a max elevation of 4,574 ft then descends -359 ft.
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  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Difficulty rating
  • Route Type
    Out & Back
  • Bike type
  • Direction
    Both Directions
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More Stats for Lazy Lizard mountain bike route
  • Avg time
    3 hr 11 min
  • Altitude min
    3,445 ft
  • Altitude start
    3,445 ft
  • Altitude end
    4,554 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    3 miles
  • Distance down
    5,246 ft
  • Distance flat
    1,175 ft
Avg: 3.6 (5 votes)
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Recent Trail Reports Along Route

Lazy Lizard Connector
Sep 27, 2023 @ 11:38am
1 day
few muddy spots
Lazy Lizard
Sep 5, 2023 @ 3:53pm
Sep 5, 2023
Tamarack (HIKING ONLY)
Aug 1, 2021 @ 12:41pm
Aug 1, 2021
Lower portion of the loop to the viewpoint is closed for maintenance. But the view is well work taking the slightly longer route. (I'm not sure why trail forks doesn't show the loop.)
Lazy Lizard from Island Lake parking lot
May 27, 2020 @ 7:01pm
May 27, 2020
Open, but please use respect when assessing if too wet. reporter
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