1 miles
168 ft
-28 ft
Avg time

Sweet N' Sour Details

  • Riding area
  • AKA
    Sweet & Sour
  • Difficulty rating
  • Trail type
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Ride in rain
  • 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.

Local Trail Association
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
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    2,138 ft
  • Distance down
    308 ft
  • Distance flat
    3,671 ft
  • Avg time
  • Avg reverse time
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on Feb 24, 2018
Avg: 3.35 (9 votes)

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Layers winter
Trail Style
  • ?
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Directions to sweet-n--sour trailhead (-38.178270, 176.294260)
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Sweet N' Sour Trail Reports

Feb 24, 2018 @ 3:54pm
Feb 24, 2018
Feb 16, 2018 @ 9:35am
Feb 16, 2018
Feb 9, 2018 @ 5:11pm
Feb 9, 2018
Feb 5, 2018 @ 9:37am
Feb 5, 2018
Feb 3, 2018 @ 9:22am
Feb 3, 2018
a bit gooey in places after yesterday's race, but it'll dry out quick
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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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