1.2 miles
Distance
269 ft
Climb
-211 ft
Descent
00:11:10
Avg time

Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • E-Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Mount Fernie Provincial Park
    Fernie, British Columbia
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC, Fat
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Green
  • Physical Rating
    Easy
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
    Yes up to Class 1
  • Global Ranking
    #2792 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #16168 in E-Biking
    • #3204 in Trail Running
    • #24677 in Hiking
  • Local Popularity
    85 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 60 in E-Biking
    • 95 in Trail Running
    • 60 in Hiking

This is one of the most beautiful trails in Fernie - machine built, loads of bridges, meandering through an Old Growth Cedar Forest. It's probably one of the most beautiful trails in the world. A few scenic look out points and if you go all the way you kick out at world-famous Island Lake Lodge and can sit on their deck and have an amazing meal with astonishing views of the Three Bears and Island Lake. There are not many places you can go for a wilderness bike and end up somewhere like that. Once you've finished your lunch you get the most amazing flowy ride downhill you will probably ever have - loads of gentle berms of rolls to enjoy. Just be aware that this trail gets a lot of people on it, and it is not a good idea to see if you can get the Strava DH KOM on a weekend afternoon. You will probably kill someone.

Access Info

Two ways to start it: (1) Drive into the Mount Fernie Provincial Park access road and then follow the signs to Island Lake Lodge. When you get to the big wooden structure over the road signalling the entrance to island Lake terrain, park in the big lot to the left of the structure. (2) From the Hedonism/Stove Connector. This new entrance has been finished in July 2016 and makes for a longer ride.

Local Trail Association
Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for Lazy Lizard Connector mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    58 ft
  • Altitude min
    3,423 ft
  • Altitude max
    3,539 ft
  • Altitude start
    3,423 ft
  • Altitude end
    3,481 ft
  • Grade
    0.943%
  • Grade max
    -29.817%
  • Grade min
    26.982%
  • Distance climb
    2,361 ft
  • Distance down
    1,715 ft
  • Distance flat
    2,065 ft
  • Avg time
    00:11:10
  • Avg reverse time
    00:10:44
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Status:
on Nov 21, 2021
Snow Packed
Avg: 4.2 (16 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Snow Cover Inadequate
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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      Lazy Lizard... Trail Reports

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      Nov 21, 2021 @ 2:03pm
      Nov 21, 2021
      Studs recommended, couple muddy spots
      Aug 24, 2021 @ 4:46pm
      Aug 24, 2021
      Jul 27, 2021 @ 3:24pm
      Jul 27, 2021
      May 30, 2021 @ 9:54am
      May 30, 2021
      Some puddles and wet sections
      May 19, 2021 @ 2:13pm
      May 19, 2021
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

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      • 0 rides
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      6 Months
      • 197 rides
      • 14 miles avg distance
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      • 1,439 rides
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      Aug 4, 2020 @ 9:37am
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      Aug 4, 2020 @ 9:36am
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      Aug 1, 2020 @ 11:53am
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      Aug 1, 2020 @ 11:53am
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      2 Reviews & Comments

      • + 0
      tippeetoes (Sep 16, 2020 at 11:15)
       Easy riding, beautiful and dry with no obstacles. No wildlife sighted.
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      • + 0
      Shaunstlouis (Mar 8, 2021 at 15:17)
       Not recommended in winter time as the trail is quite deep with snow. My fat bike stayed above the snow, however, difficult climbs meant getting off the bike and the snow was past my knees.
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