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Lazy Mountain Trail

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 4.0 (8)

A steep (mostly fall line) singletrack trail.


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2.0

Miles

3.3

KM

Point to Point

3,583' 1,092 m

High

690' 210 m

Low

2,893' 882 m

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Down

27%

Avg Grade (15°)

63%

Max Grade (32°)

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Description

This popular trail is conveniently located just a few miles east of downtown Palmer. The trail is accessed from the Lazy Mountain Recreation Area trailhead, and it's tough to miss the starting point.

The Lazy Mountain Trail begins around 700 feet of elevation and climbs through trees and meadows to a wooden picnic bench (designating the halfway point) at 2350 ft. in about one mile. The name "Lazy Mountain" is a bit of a misnomer, and visitors will soon see why!

From this point, the trail begins to open up above treeline and alternates between steep pitches similar to the first mile and flatter, more easily navigable sections. Visitors will continue on until reaching a second wooden picnic table about a quarter-mile from the summit.

The summit should be visible from the second picnic table (weather permitting) and is guarded by one last steep, rocky pitch of climbing.

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Shared By:

valleytrash with improvements by Rachel T

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  4.0 from 8 votes

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#100

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#8,470

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May 16, 2020
Jessica Morris
May 1, 2020
Matt Skinner
8.1mi — 4h 19m
Jan 21, 2018
Madelyn Lowe
Went up Lazy via the new Lazy Moose trail and then back down by crossing over to the Matanuska Peak trail. Great loop. 9.1mi
Oct 15, 2017
Aaron Dirthog
Good little hike. Relatively steep. Daniel and I.
Jul 16, 2017
JP T
Mar 8, 2017
Tabi Anne