3,793 ft
Distance
718 ft
Climb
-91 ft
Descent
00:22:30
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
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Ride in Rain
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #34616 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    55 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 80 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.

Local Trail Association
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
    00:22:30
  • Avg reverse time
    00:24:44
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Status:
on Jul 9, 2018
Dry
Avg: 2.85 (6 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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  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
Trail Ridden Direction

The intendid direction a trail should be ridden.

  • 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 twentyseven-switchbacks trailhead (50.130700, -122.994240)
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      Twenty-Seven... Trail Reports

      datedescription
      Jul 9, 2018 @ 10:20am
      Jul 9, 2018
      May 12, 2018 @ 9:35pm
      May 12, 2018
      One of the clearer trails on flank at the moment, no snow and no large trees or debris
      Oct 29, 2017 @ 12:41pm
      Oct 29, 2017
      Tree down on the bridge over 21 mile creek.
      May 26, 2017 @ 10:03pm
      May 26, 2017
      Apr 2, 2017 @ 4:07pm
      Apr 2, 2017
      view all reports »

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

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      • 0 rides
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      6 Months
      • 63 rides
      • 12 miles avg distance
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      • 434 rides
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      Nov 8, 2017 @ 9:25pm
      Nov 8, 2017
      Twenty-Seven Switchbacks
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      Jul 21, 2017 @ 9:39am
      Jul 21, 2017
      Twenty-Seven Switchbacks

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      1 Review & Comments

      • + 0
      flag mrPayn (Sep 5, 2018 at 14:18)
       c*ntz farked
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