2.4 miles
1,164 ft
-450 ft
Avg time

Lazy Lizard Upper Details

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    AM, XC
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    Both Directions
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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

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.

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More Stats for Lazy Lizard Upper mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    715 ft
  • Altitude min
    3,836 ft
  • Altitude max
    4,579 ft
  • Altitude start
    3,836 ft
  • Altitude end
    4,551 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    1.6 miles
  • Distance down
    3,382 ft
  • Distance flat
    794 ft
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on Apr 18, 2017
Prevalent Mud
Avg: 5 (5 votes)

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Lazy Lizard Upper Trail Reports

Apr 18, 2017 @ 6:25pm
Apr 18, 2017
Jul 13, 2016 @ 8:01am
Jul 13, 2016
Upper trail closed due to mud ruts and an "angry moose" Lower 2/3rds still good access from upper power line road .
Jul 2, 2016 @ 8:35pm
Jul 2, 2016
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Jan 26, 2017 @ 9:08am
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Nov 19, 2016 @ 8:23pm
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Aug 18, 2016 @ 1:39am
Aug 18, 2016
Lazy Lizard Upper, Fernie

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