3,960 ft
Distance
183 ft
Climb
-61 ft
Descent
00:13:04
Avg time

Sweet N' Sour Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • E-Bike
  • Riding Area
  • AKA
    Sweet & Sour
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
    Yes up to Class 1
  • Ride in Rain
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #11406 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #6102 in E-Biking
  • Local Popularity
    30 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 55 in E-Biking

Rolling XC-style singletrack. A singletrack alternative to get you off Pipeline Rd when coming back from the Hill Rd. track networks.
Sweet & Sour is all about momentum as it drops and climbs and winds its way through the bush.
It can be ridden slowly but if you can keep the speed up you are A) going to whip your mates and B) make the whole experience one to cherish.
It does climb slightly overall, with a short pinch climb towards the end.
This is a well drained trail so is a good one to hit if the weather is wet.

source: Ride Rotorua
Access Info

Starts from very close to the top of Nice Rd. But as part of the Chinese Menu group of trails it is most often accessed by riding Spring Roll first. Spring Roll starts from Hill Rd, very close the the Shuttle pick up point, and delivers you straight into Sweet N' Sour.

More Stats for Sweet N' Sour mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    125 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,234 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,375 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,250 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,375 ft
  • Grade
    3.1%
  • Grade max
    -26.9%
  • Grade min
    34.6%
  • Distance climb
    1,785 ft
  • Distance down
    1,161 ft
  • Distance flat
    1,010 ft
  • Avg time
    00:13:04
  • Avg reverse time
    00:00:31
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Status:
on Dec 3, 2021
Dry
Avg: 3.2 (14 votes)

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Trail Conditions
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  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
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  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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      Sweet N' Sour Trail Reports

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      Dec 3, 2021 @ 2:08pm
      2 days
      reporter
      Cleared surface last section
      Nov 5, 2021 @ 2:35pm
      Nov 5, 2021
      reporter
      Cleared Trees CK/LT
      Nov 3, 2021 @ 9:21pm
      Nov 3, 2021
      Large tree down, plus a few good sized branches within 20 meters of each other. Approx 50 meters from top of top section.
      Oct 9, 2021 @ 2:07pm
      Oct 9, 2021
      reporter
      Cleared surface and drains
      Aug 6, 2021 @ 6:18pm
      Aug 6, 2021
      reporter
      cleared debri last section by bunny jugs
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 4 rides
      • 22 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 69 rides
      • 24 miles avg distance
      All
      • 2,226 rides
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      Nov 4, 2021 @ 2:36pm
      Nov 4, 2021
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      Feb 6, 2021 @ 3:48pm
      Feb 6, 2021
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      Feb 6, 2021 @ 3:48pm
      Feb 6, 2021
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      Feb 5, 2021 @ 5:10pm
      Feb 5, 2021

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      2 Reviews & Comments

      • + 0
      kennedynz (Apr 25, 2017 at 8:08)
       Climb. Access top of nice Rd. Links with dragons tail or be rude not to
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      Mbwood (Mar 3, 2020 at 20:06)
       Lower section no longer. Starts at Princess Ann Rd.
      [Reply]

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      youtuber Smooth rolling in dense forest: Spring Roll,...
      13:44 | 328 | Jan 30, 2019 , Rotorua
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