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Mushroom Gorge is the third track of the Mushroom Cup in Mario Kart Wii and the third course of the Shell Cup in Mario Kart 7.


Mario Kart Wii

The course is located on a mountainous zone with giant Trampoline Mushrooms rising over cloudy abysses, where racers have to use some of them as platforms to pass certain gorges. Characters mainly travel the course on land. However, in the middle of the route, they enter a cave where they find an abyss full of Trampoline Mushrooms. Players can drive two different ways over these mushrooms to cross the cave. Some Goombas appear serving as obstacles on the track. If they are hit with a Green Shell or Red Shell, they will drop a Mushroom.

Mario Kart 7

The track as it appears in Mario Kart 7

Mushroom Gorge returns in Mario Kart 7 as the third course of the Shell Cup. The difference between the Wii version is that the shortcut next to the start is removed, and in the cavern, if racers take the left, the tallest mushroom is replaced by a blue mushroom which activates their glider. Also, the big corner you can skip by hopping over in Mario Kart Wii, has been replaced as in Mario Kart 7 you can glide over the same amount.


  • Players can use a Mushroom at the beginning at the track to bounce on the bouncy mushroom and on to the bridge. It's possible to reach the first bouncy mushroom without boosting with a Mushroom, but you won't make it onto the second mushroom. for MKWii
  • Get a good angle, and then use a Mushroom to hang onto the rock and try to get onto the other side. This one is a hard one to pull off and works best with a Nunchuck. for MKWii
  • At the end of the course, you can jump over the gap to cut off the final turn. This one requires a Mushroom. In Mario Kart 7, you can GLIDE over it. However, this still requires a Mushroom while gliding and if you don't use the Mushroom, you will fall into the gap.

Staff Ghosts

WII Name Character Vehicle Time
Reguar Nin★Murak Toadette Quacker 2:16.110
Expert Nin★Miki Mini Beast 2:01.011
3DS Name Character Body Wheels Glider Time
Regular Toad Cloud 9 Mushroom Parafoil 02:02.292
Expert Pipe Frame Monster Super Glider 01:50.526


Mario Kart Wii

Mario Kart 7

Previous track:
Moo Moo Meadows
Current track:
Mushroom Gorge
Next track:
Toad's Factory
Previous track:
GBA Bowser Castle 1
Recently reappeared in:
Mario Kart 7

Mario Kart Wii courses
Nitro cups Mushroom Cup Luigi CircuitMoo Moo MeadowsMushroom GorgeToad's Factory
Flower Cup Mario CircuitCoconut MallDK SummitWario's Gold Mine
Star Cup Daisy CircuitKoopa CapeMaple TreewayGrumble Volcano
Special Cup Dry Dry RuinsMoonview HighwayBowser's CastleRainbow Road
Retro cups Shell Cup GCN Peach BeachDS Yoshi FallsSNES Ghost Valley 2N64 Mario Raceway
Banana Cup N64 Sherbet LandGBA Shy Guy BeachDS Delfino SquareGCN Waluigi Stadium
Leaf Cup DS Desert HillsGBA Bowser Castle 3N64 DK's Jungle ParkwayGCN Mario Circuit
Lightning Cup SNES Mario Circuit 3DS Peach GardensGCN DK MountainN64 Bowser's Castle
Battle Courses Block PlazaDelfino PierFunky StadiumChain Chomp WheelThwomp DesertGalaxy ColosseumSNES Battle Course 4GBA Battle Course 3N64 SkyscraperGCN Cookie LandDS Twilight House
Mario Kart 7 courses
Nitro cups Mushroom Cup Toad CircuitDaisy HillsCheep Cheep LagoonShy Guy Bazaar
Flower Cup Wuhu LoopMario CircuitMusic ParkRock Rock Mountain
Star Cup Piranha Plant SlideWario ShipyardNeo Bowser CityMaka Wuhu
Special Cup DK JungleRosalina's Ice WorldBowser's CastleRainbow Road
Retro cups Shell Cup N64 Luigi RacewayGBA Bowser Castle 1Wii Mushroom GorgeDS Luigi's Mansion
Banana Cup N64 Koopa Troopa BeachSNES Mario Circuit 2Wii Coconut MallDS Waluigi Pinball
Leaf Cup N64 Kalimari DesertDS DK PassGCN Daisy CruiserWii Maple Treeway
Lightning Cup Wii Koopa CapeGCN Dino Dino JungleDS Airship FortressSNES Rainbow Road
Battle Courses GBA Battle Course 1N64 Big DonutDS Palm ShoreHoneybee HiveSherbet RinkWuhu Town