After a few years of planning and construction, the Lazy Lizard mountain bike trail was completed in the summer of 2015. Backcountry Trail Experts constructed the majority of the trail supplemented by Fernie trail volunteers and the Island Lake Trail and Glading teams. The trail is designed for various ability levels including novice and young riders. As it is machine built and extra wide, the trail can accommodate both up and down traffic. Smooth, even grades with berms and wide bridges make it an excellent family trail.

Trail highlights include steel frame, wood-decked bridges (some over 6 meter spans), elevated boardwalks, an undulating path through beautiful old growth forest, spectacular view points of the Lizard Range and the uphill trail terminates at the lodges of Island Lake. Trail users can enjoy a cold drink, lunch or dinner before relishing in the flowy descent.

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Lazy Lizard Trail Stats

Length: 7 km

Elevation Gain: 339 meters

Start: North side of the Island Lake property gate

Watch a video of riders of all abilities enjoying the new trail:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=95a1eEXVYss