4.5 miles
Distance
1,268 ft
Climb
-280 ft
Descent
01:17:18
Avg time

Lazy Lizard Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • E-Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Island Lake
    Fernie, British Columbia
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Blue (3 votes)
  • 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
    #1216 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #6087 in E-Biking
    • #7122 in Trail Running
    • #7749 in Hiking
  • Local Popularity
    90 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 95 in E-Biking
    • 75 in Trail Running
    • 85 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

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
Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for Lazy Lizard mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    989 ft
  • Altitude min
    3,486 ft
  • Altitude max
    4,564 ft
  • Altitude start
    3,490 ft
  • Altitude end
    4,478 ft
  • Grade
    4.2%
  • Grade max
    -22.9%
  • Grade min
    41.1%
  • Distance climb
    3 miles
  • Distance down
    1 mile
  • Distance flat
    1,280 ft
  • Avg time
    01:17:18
  • Avg reverse time
    01:00:19
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on Nov 21, 2023
Snow Packed
Avg: 4.8 (34 votes)
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      Lazy Lizard Trail Reports

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      Nov 21, 2023 @ 1:05am
      Nov 21, 2023
      Except for the last km to the lodge. Soft unconsolidated snow with only one set of tracks
      Nov 10, 2023 @ 2:06am
      Nov 10, 2023
      Oct 9, 2023 @ 10:40am
      Oct 9, 2023
      Tree down at head height between Project 9 climb and descent.
      Sep 5, 2023 @ 3:53pm
      Sep 5, 2023
      Aug 23, 2023 @ 11:22am
      Aug 23, 2023
      Few mud puddles
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      • 12 miles avg distance
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      • Last: Oct 21, 2023

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