3,793 ft
Distance
718 ft
Climb
-91 ft
Descent
00:23:46
Avg time

Details

  • Riding area
    Westside
    Whistler, British Columbia
  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • Trail type
    Machine Groomed
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Uphill Primary
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical rating
    Hard
  • 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
    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
    00:23:46
  • Avg reverse time
    00:24:44
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Status:
on May 26, 2017
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Avg: 3 (4 votes)

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Twenty-Seven... Trail Reports

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May 26, 2017 @ 10:03pm
May 26, 2017
Apr 2, 2017 @ 4:07pm
Apr 2, 2017
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
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Jul 21, 2017 @ 9:39am
Jul 21, 2017
Twenty-Seven Switchbacks

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