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 change626 ft
Altitude min2,486 ft
Altitude max3,182 ft
Altitude start2,557 ft
Altitude end3,182 ft
Distance climb2,253 ft
Distance down969 ft
Distance flat317 ft
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Twenty-Seven... Trail Reports
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
Jun 9, 2015 @ 10:25amJun 9, 2015
|no trees down anymore. A tough climb, lots of loose rocks at various points|
Mar 31, 2015 @ 2:38pmMar 31, 2015
|Caution if descending. Large tree down; needs chainsaw. Water rutted sections.|
Routes with this trail
|Outerbike Whistler Intermediate #1 - Westside||5.1 miles|
|WORCA Toonie - Aug. 25, 2016 race||6.1 miles|
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