1 miles
Distance
290 ft
Climb
-581 ft
Descent
00:07:47
Avg time

Lazy Fern Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Downhill Only
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Green
  • Physical Rating
    Easy
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • Ride in Rain
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #1227 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    75 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 80 in Hiking

Fun family friendly downhill trail back to the car park. The trail is 1.2m wide, with wide sweeping switchbacks, smooth surface and of a gentle downward gradient making this suitable for beginners, but can still be fun for those more advanced riders. This is the second half of the 'easy' loop that starts with the Koru uphill track. Lazy Fern starts across the 4WD track at the top of Koru and the track goes through some of the best bush that Makara Peak has to offer.

Built by Makara Peak volunteers, WCC contractors and staff during 2006-2008.

More Stats for Lazy Fern bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -293 ft
  • Altitude min
    439 ft
  • Altitude max
    735 ft
  • Altitude start
    731 ft
  • Altitude end
    439 ft
  • Grade
    -5%
  • Grade max
    -46.841%
  • Grade min
    41.459%
  • Distance climb
    2,005 ft
  • Distance down
    3,579 ft
  • Distance flat
    270 ft
  • Avg time
    00:07:47
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Status:
on Sep 17, 2019
Variable
Avg: 4.65 (11 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
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Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
      Directions to lazy-fern trailhead (-41.295950, 174.717410)
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      Lazy Fern Trail Reports

      statusdatedescription
      Sep 17, 2019 @ 4:45pm
      Sep 17, 2019
      Two way, at least for today, due to work on Koru.
      Jul 4, 2019 @ 3:37pm
      Jul 4, 2019
      reporter
      Jun 7, 2019 @ 5:46pm
      Jun 7, 2019
      Jun 2, 2019 @ 3:48pm
      Jun 2, 2019
      May 21, 2019 @ 1:48pm
      May 21, 2019
      WCC have been doing maintenance, possibly clearing a few overhanging branches. The end section is no longer a running stream.
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 5 rides
      • 10 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 238 rides
      • 11 miles avg distance
      All
      • 1,274 rides
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      Photos

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      10 |
      May 19, 2019 @ 2:54am
      May 19, 2019
      18 |
      May 19, 2019 @ 2:54am
      May 19, 2019

      1 Review & Comments

      • + 0
      flag Pierlero (Apr 26, 2019 at 23:11)
       Good trail. Easy to ride fast . No technical features other than a couple wood bridges and some high berms.
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