3,793 ft
Distance
718 ft
Climb
-91 ft
Descent
00:22:43
Avg time

Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • E-Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Westside - Rainbow
    Whistler, British Columbia
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Machine Groomed
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Trail Visibility
    Always easy to follow
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • Ride in Rain
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #34616 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    40 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 75 in Hiking
  • Land Manager
    Resort Municipality of Whistler

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.

More Stats for Twenty-Seven Switchbacks bike trail
  • Altitude change
    627 ft
  • Altitude min
    2,486 ft
  • Altitude max
    3,186 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,559 ft
  • Altitude end
    3,186 ft
  • Grade
    16.543%
  • Grade max
    -28.532%
  • Grade min
    54.468%
  • Distance climb
    3,061 ft
  • Distance down
    594 ft
  • Distance flat
    138 ft
  • Avg time
    00:22:43
  • Avg reverse time
    00:24:44
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Status:
on Jun 27, 2019
Dry
Avg: 2.5 (8 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • White
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  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

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

  • 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 Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
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  • photo Photo
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  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
      Directions to twentyseven-switchbacks trailhead (50.130700, -122.994240)
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      Twenty-Seven... Trail Reports

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      Jun 27, 2019 @ 12:51pm
      Jun 27, 2019
      I might skip this climb next time. LOL. Tough tough climb. And if you're headed to Howler (like i was) you're going to lose 80-90m vertical that...
      Jun 23, 2019 @ 10:41am
      Jun 23, 2019
      May 21, 2019 @ 7:54pm
      May 21, 2019
      Wow this climb blows. First time, will avoid in future and climb other route.
      May 3, 2019 @ 6:38pm
      May 3, 2019
      Cleared deadfall. GTG to Billy climb
      May 2, 2019 @ 10:41am
      May 2, 2019
      reporter Large tree down across trail, blocking trail
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      • 13 miles avg distance
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      flag mrPayn (Sep 5, 2018 at 14:18)
       c*ntz farked
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