4 miles
1,756 ft
-684 ft
Avg time

Lazy Lizard Details

  • Riding area
    Mount Fernie Provincial Park
    Fernie, British Columbia
  • Difficulty rating
  • Trail type
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
  • Physical rating
  • Global Ranking

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 mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    1,071 ft
  • Altitude min
    3,479 ft
  • Altitude max
    4,580 ft
  • Altitude start
    3,479 ft
  • Altitude end
    4,550 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    3 miles
  • Distance down
    1 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,831 ft
  • Avg time
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on Aug 13, 2017
Avg: 4.9 (11 votes)

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Lazy Lizard Trail Reports

Aug 13, 2017 @ 10:09am
Aug 13, 2017
Trail is open.
Aug 9, 2017 @ 4:01pm
Aug 9, 2017
Cougars in area trail closed today August 9th 2017
Jul 2, 2017 @ 6:32pm
Jul 2, 2017
Jun 21, 2017 @ 6:36pm
Jun 21, 2017
Jun 18, 2017 @ 6:52pm
Jun 18, 2017
reporter Some muddy spots
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Jun 25, 2017 @ 10:02am
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Jun 25, 2017 @ 10:02am
Jun 25, 2017
Lazy Lizard, Leduc

Routes with this trail

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Lazy Lizard
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