1 miles
Distance
168 ft
Climb
-28 ft
Descent
00:12:24
Avg time

Sweet N' Sour Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • E-Bike
  • Riding Area
  • AKA
    Sweet & Sour
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • Ride in Rain
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #17264 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    70 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 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
    00:12:24
  • Avg reverse time
    00:00:31
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Status:
on Oct 12, 2019
Variable
Avg: 3.45 (11 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
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Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed

  • 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 Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
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  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
      Directions to sweet-n--sour trailhead (-38.178270, 176.294260)
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      Sweet N' Sour Trail Reports

      statusdatedescription
      Oct 12, 2019 @ 1:14pm
      Oct 12, 2019
      Sep 27, 2019 @ 8:01pm
      Sep 27, 2019
      Aug 3, 2019 @ 7:44pm
      Aug 3, 2019
      Major Water drainage issue, large mud holes
      Aug 3, 2019 @ 7:23pm
      Aug 3, 2019
      little bit of buildup of organic matter on trail in places
      Jul 6, 2019 @ 7:38pm
      Jul 6, 2019
      view all reports »

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 9 rides
      • 19 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 292 rides
      • 18 miles avg distance
      All
      • 1,806 rides
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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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      Guide to Spring Roll into Sweet N' Sour
      13:44 | 93 | Jan 30, 2019 , Rotorua
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