Lazy Mountain Trail is a 5.6 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Palmer, Alaska that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is best used from May until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length5.6 miElevation gain3,008 ftRoute typeLoop
Dogs on leashHikingRunningForestViewsWildflowersWildlifeMuddySnow
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Matthew Jackson
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Beautiful day out today, easy hike up to the flag pole and down, still alot of snow on the trail in certain sections and it is very muddy. I took the original trial up and down.

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Jennie Burke-Grawey
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Took Lazy Moose up. Some muddy spots and a little snow left but mostly dry on the way up. The summit was super windy, but as this was the first time there we got the obligatory flag pics. Took the steep side down. Ummmm...that was most definitely more muddy and snowy. As this was my first hike this spring...I probably shouldn’t have started with this one but it was worth it. No matter what my legs and feet are telling me now. Beautiful day.

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Genevieve Epohs
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Muddy but clear. Good time to hike

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Amanda Sobottka
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Would not recommend going right now. I had trekking poles & spikes, took the harder route up & it was rough. Slick mud, snow, & ice. Almost impossible to make the climb. Even past that, was post holing through a lot of the snow to almost waist deep. Decided to take the Lazy Moose way down hoping that would be easier, same issue with post-holing in the snow to the point I was getting concerned for my safety. However, overall the Lazy Moose was easier once you get past the snowfall. I would suggest that route for both ways. It is still very muddy & wet, walking through water at some points. The snow & slick mud made the whole hike pretty stressful, despite all my hiking experience. I would have loved this hike had it been dry, summer conditions. Would never do again in the Spring.

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Josh Maher
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Good conditions despite snow. Early in the day is a must. So are micro-spikes. Climbing up gets slick in the afternoon. can glissade down

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Teddy Pepz
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HikingFeeGreat!

Hiked March 28. Great hike and great views! We did the steep side up (the one labeled 'most difficult') instead of the switchback route ('more difficult' option). Our quads felt it the whole way up but it's quite the experience to slide down the trail the majority of the way down.

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Alayne Rosenstein
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Steep but fun! Glissaded about 75% of the way down. Enjoy!!

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Marie Meihls
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Joshua Rockey
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Blue bird day

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Daniel Campa
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There is a $5 day fee that only takes cash. Great hike to the top. The last mile to the summit was not as packed down but still passable. Great views and a fun slide down if you take the side without switch backs. If you don’t wish to slide down, go the switch back route, your knees will thank you after lol

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Robert Warren
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HikingFeeGreat!
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Troy Potthoff
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moose

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Cannen Burgess
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Took 1846292648 wrong turns and found an igloo lol. Trail in good shape.

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Jessamy Johnson
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Trail in good condition today but when the sun came out it started getting slushy quickly. Challenging winter hike with great views that make it worth it!

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Thomas Dec
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We went up Lazy Moose and down Lazy Mountain trail (the steep one). Lazy Moose was moderate. Really windy at the summit, but beautiful! Wear spikes and pants to slide down on if you want. Trail was in good shape and packed.

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Rut Monthathong
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Ain't no lazy about this trial.

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Steve Miresse
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HikingGreat!

Very slick, get some ice cleats or it's gonna be a slippery hike. great views from the top today

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Marie Meihls
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Joshua Rockey
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Nice

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Cassie Barsalou
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Trail conditions are good. Slick snow. Grippers needed.

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Mike Hanks
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Daniel Jones
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I took the longer moderate trail thinking I should take it easy, huge mistake unless you've got snowshoes. The snow was so deep in some places the length made it treacherous.

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