4 miles
Distance
1,684 ft
Climb
-646 ft
Descent
01:06:14
Avg time

Lazy Lizard Details

  • Riding Area
    Island Lake
    Fernie, British Columbia
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Green
  • Physical Rating
    Easy
  • Global Ranking
    #661

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.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Lazy Lizard bike trail
  • Altitude change
    1,038 ft
  • Altitude min
    3,478 ft
  • Altitude max
    4,579 ft
  • Altitude start
    3,478 ft
  • Altitude end
    4,516 ft
  • Grade
    4.701%
  • Grade max
    -45.895%
  • Grade min
    53.625%
  • Distance climb
    3 miles
  • Distance down
    1 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,256 ft
  • Avg time
    01:06:14
  • Avg reverse time
    00:23:18
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Status:
on Jun 8, 2018
Variable
Avg: 4.8 (15 votes)

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Trail Style
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Activity Type
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Directions to lazy-lizard trailhead (49.492550, -115.113990)
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Lazy Lizard Trail Reports

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Jun 8, 2018 @ 11:00am
Jun 8, 2018
A couple of trees down and a bit of snow near the lodge, but easy enough to get over and through.
Sep 16, 2017 @ 4:40pm
Sep 16, 2017
There's a large tree down across the trail shortly after where project 9 crosses the trail. Have to carry your bike over
Sep 15, 2017 @ 5:45pm
Sep 15, 2017
reporter All trails are open again! Yay!
Sep 4, 2017 @ 8:03am
Sep 4, 2017
reporter TRAILS ARE ALL CLOSED DUE TO FIRE HAZARD - SEVERE FINES FOR RIDING OR HIKING
Aug 29, 2017 @ 11:35am
Aug 29, 2017
Trail is dry but holding its shape. Berms are nice and clear and really well maintained.
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Photos

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Sep 3, 2018 @ 4:02am
Sep 3, 2018
Lazy Lizard, Packwood
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Sep 3, 2018 @ 3:58am
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Lazy Lizard, Packwood
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Sep 3, 2018 @ 3:58am
Sep 3, 2018
Lazy Lizard, Packwood
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Sep 3, 2018 @ 3:58am
Sep 3, 2018
Lazy Lizard, Packwood

Routes with this trail

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Fernie Project 9
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1 Review & Comments

  • + 0
flag princecg1 (Sep 30, 2017 at 7:54)
 Great trail --- the first recommendation from the locals for a moderate difficulty but fun ride. It's a steady climb up and a flowy fast descent.
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