Lazy Mountain Trail

MODERATE 53 reviews

Lazy Mountain Trail is a 4 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Palmer, Alaska that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and trail running and is best used from May until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
4.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2965 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

hiking

trail running

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

muddy

snow

hiking
1 day ago

Don't let the name fool you...there's nothing lazy about this hike. I took the lazy moose trail going up, which is the easier path, and it was still challenging. But the views at the top and along the way are really worth it. Bring lots of water and layers. You'll need hiking poles if you take the lazy mountain trail, as it gets slippery in the rain.

hiking
7 days ago

hiking
1 month ago

Great hike. Beautiful view of the butte! Not too long, definitely faster coming down. Don't let the name deceive you, nothing lazy about it. It's steep. The summit is totally worth it though! Bring lots of water and wear decent shoes! If your in the area I'd definitely check it out.

hiking
1 month ago

1 month ago

Lazy Mountain is a tough hike, but well worth the effort. The views are stunning. We took the Lazy Moose trail down the mountain. It was beautiful back there.

1 month ago

So beautiful make sure you bring enough water and maybe a snack for the top!

hiking
1 month ago

Great views!

1 month ago

2 months ago

Good hike. Went up Lazy Moose trail which was supposed to be easier. Still a challenging hike as it was uphill and more uphill! Less steep after a few miles. Beautiful views even though cloudy!!!

hiking
2 months ago

It was fabulous! Nice and hard but not terribly long. It only took about 1 1/2 hours to get to the summit.

3 months ago

Sign posted stating Trail closed due to muddy conditions.

hiking
3 months ago

if you're looking for a butt kicker, this is it. I'd probably give it five stars, but when we went it was pretty slushy (mid April). definitely trying this one again in the summer.

3 months ago

super slushy and muddy.

hiking
3 months ago

Did this hike today. We went up Lazy Mountain and down Lazy Moose. In the way up - quite a bit of snow and ice. On the way down, was pretty rough with lots of snow and ice. Not much traffic so sometimes hard to find the trail. Wish we just went down Lazy Mountain instead of doing the moose. Saw a small moose.

hiking
3 months ago

Crazy Lazy is this Saturday, wish me luck. :D

hiking
6 months ago

9 months ago

hiking
9 months ago

Lazy Mountain is steep, but the summit is worth it. Great views of the valley and the surrounding mountains. Trail can be a bit treacherous when wet because of the steepness, but I've also heard that it can be really dusty when dry, so choose your poison.

10 months ago

Great trail, great 360 degree viewpoints past the treeline. We took the old trail up and came back down by lazy moose trail. It took us 5 hours to do the roundtrip.