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Yoshi Circuit is the third track of the Star Cup in Mario Kart: Double Dash!!, the last track of the Lightning Cup in Mario Kart DS, and the first track of the Egg Cup in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. This track has reappeared in Mario Kart Tour.

In Mario Kart: Double Dash!!, the staff ghost kart setup is Yoshi and Birdo riding a Turbo Yoshi with a time of 01:59.886.

In Mario Kart DS, the staff ghost kart setup is Yoshi in the Standard YS.

In Mario Kart 8, the staff ghost kart setup is a Red Yoshi riding the B Dasher with Standard tires and the Super Glider.


Mario Kart: Double Dash!!

The course makes its first appearance in this game. There are many Piranha Plants in this area. The music is the same as the game's Mario Circuit and Luigi Circuit. There are also many tight curves in this track, especially on the tail turn. Daisy Cruiser can be seen in the background.

Mario Kart DS

This track returns in Mario Kart DS. It is the final track in the Lightning Cup. The underground path has been removed, but the creek shortcut is still able to use. This is one of the most technical courses in the whole Mario Kart series.

Missions information
  • Mission 6-6: Yoshi must perform 14 power-slide mini-turbos in a lap.

Mario Kart 8/Mario Kart 8 Deluxe

This track returns in Mario Kart 8 and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe as the first track of the Egg Cup. It has received many major visual upgrades around the track, even rocks out at sea are shaped like Yoshi's head and another shaped like a Yoshi egg. Also, at the start/finish line, the giant rock which marks the shoe area has been turned into a little town with a harbor nearby which caused the three Piranha Plants near the finish line in the original to be taken out. The first underground path from the original is still removed.


  • One is at the beginning that goes over a creek, skipping a turn. Karts with high off-road and strong mini-turbos can pass through this shortcut without the use of a Mushroom. (i.e. Egg 1, Dry Bomber) for all games
  • There is a tunnel (an underground path) that skips a few turns. The underground tunnel requires a Mushroom to reach, skipping the grass and some water along the way. for MKDD


  • This is one of two tracks in the series not from Super Mario Kart that appears in more than two games, the other being Baby Park.
  • In the Mario Kart 8 version of the track, the Mario Kart logo on the starting banner is the modern design, instead of the classic one used for the retro courses in the game. GBA Ribbon Road and GBA Cheese Land also use this design.
  • One of the Yoshis near the starting line will occasionally hum Totaka's Song. This also occurs in other courses featuring Yoshi's in the audience (Sweet Sweet Canyon, SNES Donut Plains 3, and N64 Yoshi Valley).
  • It is also one of the three downloadable courses that don't have any gliding, underwater or anti-gravity sections, the others being Excitebike Arena and SNES Rainbow Road.
  • Before the finish line, a screen can be seen displaying the course's map, this same detail can be found in Water Park and Rainbow Road.
  • The lake, which turned out to be Yoshi's cheek, has been dried up into sand since Mario Kart DS.


This glitch only works for Mario Kart DS.

Drive to the water and jump into it the first time you see it. Once Lakitu puts you back on the track, turn around and jump back into the water next to the fence. Then, if done correctly, Lakitu will put you before the finish line. If that is the case, go ahead and turn around and drive backwards. You will notice that Lakitu is not telling you to drive the right way. Drive the wrong way until Lakitu tells you not to do so, and then turn around and drive the right way. However, at one point of the track Lakitu will tell you that you are going the wrong way. Keep driving forward, no matter what Lakitu tells you, and if done correctly, you will complete a lap.


Mario Kart: Double Dash!!

Mario Kart DS

Mario Kart 8/Mario Kart 8 Deluxe

Previous track:
Mushroom City
Current track:
Yoshi Circuit
Next track:
DK Mountain
Previous track:
Rock Rock Mountain
Recently reappeared in:
Mario Kart Tour
Next track:
Daisy Hills
Mario Kart: Double Dash!! courses
Mushroom Cup Luigi CircuitPeach BeachBaby ParkDry Dry Desert
Flower Cup Mushroom BridgeMario CircuitDaisy CruiserWaluigi Stadium
Star Cup Sherbet LandMushroom CityYoshi CircuitDK Mountain
Special Cup Wario ColosseumDino Dino JungleBowser's CastleRainbow Road
Battle Courses Cookie LandBlock CityLuigi's MansionNintendo GameCubePipe PlazaTilt-A-Kart
Mario Kart DS courses
Nitro cups Mushroom Cup Figure-8 CircuitYoshi FallsCheep Cheep BeachLuigi's Mansion
Flower Cup Desert HillsDelfino SquareWaluigi PinballShroom Ridge
Star Cup DK PassTick-Tock ClockMario CircuitAirship Fortress
Special Cup Wario StadiumPeach GardensBowser CastleRainbow Road
Retro cups Shell Cup SNES Mario Circuit 1N64 Moo Moo FarmGBA Peach CircuitGCN Luigi Circuit
Banana Cup SNES Donut Plains 1N64 Frappe SnowlandGBA Bowser's Castle 2GCN Baby Park
Leaf Cup SNES Koopa Beach 2N64 Choco MountainGBA Luigi CircuitGCN Mushroom Bridge
Lightning Cup SNES Choco Island 2N64 Banshee BoardwalkGBA Sky GardenGCN Yoshi Circuit
Battle Courses Nintendo DSTwilight HousePalm ShoreTart TopN64 Block FortGCN Pipe Plaza
Unused Tracks Dokan CourseTest Circle
Mario Kart 8 / Deluxe courses
Nitro cups Mushroom Cup Mario Kart StadiumWater ParkSweet Sweet CanyonThwomp Ruins
Flower Cup Mario CircuitToad HarborTwisted MansionShy Guy Falls
Star Cup Sunshine AirportDolphin ShoalsElectrodromeMount Wario
Special Cup Cloudtop CruiseBone-Dry DunesBowser's CastleRainbow Road
Retro cups Shell Cup Wii Moo Moo MeadowsGBA Mario CircuitDS Cheep Cheep BeachN64 Toad's Turnpike
Banana Cup GCN Dry Dry DesertSNES Donut Plains 3N64 Royal Raceway3DS DK Jungle
Leaf Cup DS Wario StadiumGCN Sherbet Land3DS Music ParkN64 Yoshi Valley
Lightning Cup DS Tick-Tock Clock3DS Piranha Plant SlideWii Grumble VolcanoN64 Rainbow Road
DLC cups Egg Cup+ GCN Yoshi CircuitExcitebike ArenaDragon DriftwayMute City
Triforce Cup+ Wii Wario's Gold MineSNES Rainbow RoadIce Ice OutpostHyrule Circuit
Crossing Cup+ GCN Baby ParkGBA Cheese LandWild WoodsAnimal Crossing
Bell Cup+ 3DS Neo Bowser CityGBA Ribbon RoadSuper Bell SubwayBig Blue
Battle Courses Mario Circuit* • Toad Harbor* • Wii Moo Moo Meadows* • GCN Dry Dry Desert* • SNES Donut Plains 3* • N64 Toad's Turnpike* • GCN Sherbet Land* • N64 Yoshi Valley*
Battle Stadium** • Sweet Sweet Kingdom** • Dragon Palace** • Lunar Colony** • 3DS Wuhu Town** • SNES Battle Course 1** • GCN Luigi's Mansion** • Urchin Underpass**
+ - denotes DLC. • * - denotes exclusivity to Mario Kart 8. • ** - denotes exclusivity to Mario Kart 8 Deluxe.
Mario Kart Tour courses
New York Tour New York Minute 13DS Cheep Cheep LagoonSNES Mario Circuit 1GCN Dino Dino Jungle3DS Toad Circuit3DS Rock Rock MountainGCN Yoshi Circuit3DS Daisy HillsN64 Koopa Troopa Beach3DS Shy Guy BazaarGBA Bowser's Castle 1
Tokyo Tour Tokyo Blur 13DS Mario CircuitSNES Rainbow Road3DS Neo Bowser CitySNES Mario Circuit 2SNES Choco Island 2N64 Kalimari Desert
Halloween Tour DS Luigi's MansionSNES Ghost Valley 1DS Waluigi Pinball
Paris Tour Paris Promenade 1SNES Mario Circuit 3
Winter Tour DS DK Pass
London Tour London Loop
Holiday Tour New York Minute 23DS Rainbow Road
New Year Tour Tokyo Blur 2
Ice Tour N64 Frappe SnowlandSNES Vanilla Lake 1