3,540 ft
741 ft
-115 ft
Avg time


  • Riding area
  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • Trail type
    Machine Groomed
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
  • Direction
    Uphill Primary
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical rating
  • Global Ranking

27 Switch Backs is one of the tougher ways to gain the flank on the Westside. Generally best avoided in preference to Ricks Roost climb. It can also be ridden as a descent, but there are far better options from the top.

Generally best only used as a climb when traversing South-North to avoid going back on yourself. Your legs will need to be very strong to ride all of this.

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More Stats for Twenty-Seven Switchbacks mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    626 ft
  • Altitude min
    2,486 ft
  • Altitude max
    3,182 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,557 ft
  • Altitude end
    3,182 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    2,253 ft
  • Distance down
    969 ft
  • Distance flat
    317 ft
  • Avg time
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on Apr 25, 2016
Avg: 3.35 (3 votes)

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Twenty-Seven... Trail Reports

Apr 25, 2016 @ 2:53pm
Apr 25, 2016
Fully clear to Billy Epic. No trees down, just a bit of loose rock.
Jul 20, 2015 @ 1:39pm
Jul 20, 2015
Jun 9, 2015 @ 10:25am
Jun 9, 2015
no trees down anymore. A tough climb, lots of loose rocks at various points
Mar 31, 2015 @ 2:38pm
Mar 31, 2015
Caution if descending. Large tree down; needs chainsaw. Water rutted sections.
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Routes with this trail

Outerbike Whistler Intermediate #1 - Westside
5.1 miles
WORCA Toonie - Aug. 25, 2016 race
6.1 miles

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