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 change627 ft
Altitude min2,486 ft
Altitude max3,186 ft
Altitude start2,559 ft
Altitude end3,186 ft
Distance climb3,061 ft
Distance down594 ft
Distance flat138 ft
Avg reverse time00:24:44
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- Snow Packed
- Snow Covered
- Freeze/thaw Cycle
- Prevalent Mud
- Very Dry
Twenty-Seven... Trail Reports
Oct 29, 2017 @ 12:41pmOct 29, 2017
|Tree down on the bridge over 21 mile creek.|
May 26, 2017 @ 10:03pmMay 26, 2017
Apr 2, 2017 @ 4:07pmApr 2, 2017
Apr 25, 2016 @ 2:53pmApr 25, 2016
|Fully clear to Billy Epic. No trees down, just a bit of loose rock.|
Jul 20, 2015 @ 1:39pmJul 20, 2015
Routes with this trail
|The Best of Northside||14 miles|
|ThinkBike Whistler Intermediate #1 - Westside||5 miles|
|WORCA Toonie - Aug. 25, 2016 race||6 miles|
|TOONIE 24th August - The Whistler Bike Co, Beacon Pub, NICKLAUS NORTH'S TABLE NINETEEN race||4 miles|
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