1 miles
Distance
168 ft
Climb
-28 ft
Descent
00:12:12
Avg time

Sweet N' Sour Details

  • Riding Area
  • AKA
    Sweet & Sour
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Ride in Rain
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #17264 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    75 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

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 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
    00:12:12
  • Avg reverse time
    00:00:31
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Status:
on Dec 14, 2018
Variable
Avg: 3.35 (9 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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The colour categories are based on what percentage of riders are riding a trail in its intended 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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  • 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
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  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
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Directions to sweet-n--sour trailhead (-38.178270, 176.294260)
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Sweet N' Sour Trail Reports

datedescription
Dec 14, 2018 @ 4:58pm
2 days
reporter
cleared some mud and drains
Nov 25, 2018 @ 12:33pm
Nov 25, 2018
Oct 27, 2018 @ 7:08pm
Oct 27, 2018
good enough after rain yesterday
Oct 12, 2018 @ 6:28pm
Oct 12, 2018
Checked after rain all good and clear
Aug 31, 2018 @ 8:00pm
Aug 31, 2018
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1 Review & Comments

  • + 0
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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