2,012 ft
257 ft
-17 ft
Avg time


  • Riding Area
    Westside - Rainbow
    Whistler, British Columbia
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Machine Groomed
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
  • Physical Rating
  • TTFs on Trail
    Berm, Bridge
  • Global Ranking
  • Land Manager
    Resort Municipality of Whistler

Really fun as a downhill, especially for improving intermediate riders. Lots of fun switchbacks. It can be tricky to find the entrance for those riders who have never done it before.

Access Info

Coming from the South on 27 Switchbacks, and just a couple hundred metres after crossing 21 Mile Bridge, you will see a trail entrance on the right to the black diamond trail called Binty's. Continue past that not even a minute and you'll see the entrance to Lower Twenty Seven Switchbacks.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Lower 27 Switchbacks bike trail
  • Altitude change
    239 ft
  • Altitude min
    2,312 ft
  • Altitude max
    2,551 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,312 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,551 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    1,741 ft
  • Distance down
    216 ft
  • Distance flat
    55 ft
  • Avg time
  • Avg reverse time
  • view trail stats
on Aug 30, 2018
Avg: 3.25 (4 votes)

view (638)
Layers winter
Trail Style
  • ?
Activity Type
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Directions to lower-27-switchbacks-6850 trailhead (50.131889, -122.986279)
update trails status or condition

Lower 27 Switchbacks Trail Reports

Aug 30, 2018 @ 3:38pm
Aug 30, 2018
Wow such a nice bit of flow on the west side. Riding great after the recent rain. So fun!
Aug 23, 2018 @ 6:39pm
Aug 23, 2018
Nice new berms by the trail crews. Needs some rain to firm it all up
Jul 23, 2018 @ 10:15am
Jul 23, 2018
reporter RMOW Trail Crew reworking this tail as multi use, downhill primary, intermediate flow trail. Trail remains open. Mini excavator and tracked dumper...
Jul 19, 2018 @ 8:53pm
Jul 19, 2018
Heavy machinery and active trail work appears ongoing. Closed signs in both directions.
Jul 19, 2018 @ 8:53pm
Jul 19, 2018
Heavy machinery and closed signs in both directions on trail. Active work appears to be ongoing.
view all reports »


no photos have been added for Lower 27 Switchbacks yet, add a photo.

Routes with this trail

ThinkBike Whistler Intermediate #1 - Westside
5 miles
WORCA Toonie - Aug. 25, 2016 race
6 miles

Reviews / Comments

No reviews yet, be the first to write a review or ask a question.
Use trail reports to comment on trail conditions.

Post a Comment

You must login to Pinkbike.
Don't have an account? Sign up

Join Pinkbike  Login


no videos have been added for Lower 27 Switchbacks yet, add a video.
  • subscribe
  • flag
  • login to download gpx or kml files.