2,012 ft
Distance
257 ft
Climb
-17 ft
Descent
00:08:39
Avg time

Details

  • Riding Area
    Westside - Rainbow
    Whistler, British Columbia
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Machine Groomed
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • TTFs on Trail
    Berm, Bridge
  • Global Ranking
    #30541 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #490 in Hiking
  • Local Popularity
    70 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 100 in Hiking
  • 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
    11.901%
  • Grade max
    -17.037%
  • Grade min
    36.183%
  • Distance climb
    1,741 ft
  • Distance down
    216 ft
  • Distance flat
    55 ft
  • Avg time
    00:08:39
  • Avg reverse time
    00:03:55
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Status:
on Aug 30, 2018
Dry
Avg: 3.25 (4 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail Ridden Direction

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  • > 80%
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  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction

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Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed or Major Issue / Red

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Other Other
      Directions to lower-27-switchbacks-6850 trailhead (50.131889, -122.986279)
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      Lower 27 Switchbacks Trail Reports

      datedescription
      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.
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

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      • 0 rides
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      6 Months
      • 118 rides
      • 10 miles avg distance
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      • 1,103 rides
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      Routes with this trail

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

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