1 miles
Distance
168 ft
Climb
-28 ft
Descent
00:11:51
Avg time

Sweet N' Sour Details

  • Riding area
  • AKA
    Sweet & Sour
  • Difficulty rating
    Green
  • Trail type
    Singletrack
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
  • Ride in rain
    Yes
  • Global Ranking

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.

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More Stats for Sweet N' Sour mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    140 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,181 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,322 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,181 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,322 ft
  • Grade
    2.296%
  • Grade max
    -26.071%
  • Grade min
    52.6%
  • Distance climb
    2,138 ft
  • Distance down
    308 ft
  • Distance flat
    3,671 ft
  • Avg time
    00:11:51
  • Avg reverse time
    00:00:31
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Status:
on Aug 27, 2017
Variable
Avg: 3.35 (9 votes)

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Sweet N' Sour Trail Reports

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Aug 27, 2017 @ 1:09am
Aug 27, 2017
Jul 23, 2017 @ 8:33pm
Jul 23, 2017
some debris on track and a minor tree fall across the track, easy enough to go over it
Jul 9, 2017 @ 10:37pm
Jul 9, 2017
Jun 27, 2017 @ 5:02am
Jun 27, 2017
Jun 19, 2017 @ 12:55am
Jun 19, 2017
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Routes with this trail

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WHAKA100 Official 2017 race
65 miles
CamelBak Summer Cup 3 - Rotorua 2017 race
9 miles
WHAKA 50 Official 2016 race
32 miles
Whaka 100 2016 race
61 miles

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1 Review & Comments

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flag kennedynz (Apr 25, 2017 at 8:08)
 Climb. Access top of nice Rd. Links with dragons tail or be rude not to
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