3,793 ft
Distance
718 ft
Climb
-91 ft
Descent
00:23:51
Avg time

Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • E-Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Westside - Rainbow
    Whistler, British Columbia
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Black Diamond (1 vote)
  • Trail Type
    Machine Groomed
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Trail Visibility
    Always easy to follow
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
    Yes up to Class 1
  • Ride in Rain
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #77374 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #21413 in E-Biking
    • #2054 in Trail Running
    • #3184 in Hiking
  • Local Popularity
    45 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 35 in E-Biking
    • 50 in Trail Running
    • 85 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.

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More Stats for Twenty-Seven Switchbacks mountain bike trail 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
    00:23:51
  • Avg reverse time
    00:19:31
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Status:
on Sep 2, 2021
Ideal
Avg: 2.5 (12 votes)

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Trail Conditions
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  • Snow Groomed
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  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
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  • Wet
  • Variable
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      Twenty-Seven... Trail Reports

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      Sep 2, 2021 @ 12:29pm
      Sep 2, 2021
      Aug 19, 2021 @ 10:34am
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      Aug 13, 2021 @ 12:35pm
      Aug 13, 2021
      Jun 25, 2021 @ 7:10am
      Jun 25, 2021
      Surface is a little bit variable as the upper stuff is perfect on some corners, a little loose in areas with the lowest work just drying out. ...
      Jun 21, 2021 @ 2:11pm
      Jun 21, 2021
      Still closed as of June 20. Hope it opens up again soon!
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

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      • 2 rides
      • 19 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 72 rides
      • 15 miles avg distance
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      • 458 rides
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      5 Reviews & Comments

      • + 0
      mrPayn (Sep 5, 2018 at 14:18)
       c*ntz farked
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      jgram52 (May 19, 2020 at 19:24)
       Tough climb. Recommend taking a different way to the flank.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      dwack9 NMBC (Jul 20, 2020 at 21:20)
       It's classified as a black diamond on the signage, and lives up to that expectation....if you're up for a gut-bustin' heart-pumpin' challenge, choose this trail.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      uAlmZl (May 19, 2021 at 17:55)
       Ran into momma bear and two this years Cubs. Cute but please give them a wide birth.
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      uAlmZl (May 19, 2021 at 17:56)
       Ran into momma bear with two new babies. Please give them a wide birth. Thanks.
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