3,842 ft
Distance
186 ft
Climb
-66 ft
Descent
00:07:20
Avg time

Sweet N' Sour Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • E-Bike
  • Riding Area
  • AKA
    Sweet & Sour
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
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  • 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
    65 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 65 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.

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More Stats for Sweet N' Sour mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    122 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,234 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,375 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,252 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,375 ft
  • Grade
    3.2%
  • Grade max
    -16.3%
  • Grade min
    28.9%
  • Distance climb
    1,942 ft
  • Distance down
    951 ft
  • Distance flat
    948 ft
  • Avg time
    00:07:20
  • Avg reverse time
    00:06:13
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on Jun 16, 2024
Avg: 3.5 (18 votes)
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      Sweet N' Sour Trail Reports

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      Jun 16, 2024 @ 1:11pm
      Jun 16, 2024
      reporter Tree Cleared
      Jun 14, 2024 @ 9:11pm
      Jun 14, 2024
      tree down near end. 200mm dia
      Jun 14, 2024 @ 4:07pm
      Jun 14, 2024
      reporter
      Jun 14, 2024 @ 4:06pm
      Jun 14, 2024
      reporter
      May 19, 2024 @ 8:12pm
      May 19, 2024
      Tree across trail, aprox 300ml, can lift bike over it. About half way through.
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

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      • 4 rides
      • 31.6 km avg distance
      6 Months
      • 278 rides
      • 34.1 km avg distance
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      • 3,553 rides
      • Last: Jun 19, 2024

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      Feb 6, 2021 @ 3:48pm
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      youtuber Sweet and Sour - Undulating Goodness
      8:16 | 165 | Jun 8, 2021 , Rotorua
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