Hardest Mario Kart Wii Tracks

The Top Ten
1 Rainbow Road

This is why it’s the hardest:

Rainbow Road of Mario Kart Wii is a version of the recurring rainbow-colored track and, once again, the race track is transparent. The track takes place within the Earth's atmosphere and appears to be located over the eastern parts of North America, as well as some parts of Europe, Africa, and South America. If the player happens to fall off in this track, they will burn up in the atmosphere, no matter if there is a section of the course below them, before getting picked up by Lakitu. This course has a Super Mario Galaxy theme to it, and it even includes floating Star Bits and a part of a Super Mario Galaxy musical piece, Good Egg Galaxy's background music. A large galaxy can be seen on the background, plus sunlight on the Earth's surface. This course is also Rosalina's expert staff ghost and normal staff ghost course. Also it has no railings so you could fall off at any time.

What else were you expecting? This course is supposed to be the hardest. Besides, this course reminds you that if you mess up, you're not getting back in first place. If there is a fence that is there, it'll knock you off to the other side of the road and fall down so fast that you start flaming up like an asteroid. This course is the hardest that Mario Kart Wii has to offer, and if you find Mushroom Gorge harder than Rainbow Road, then I'm pretty sure you've never been on Rainbow Road before.

I still haven't mastered this track. It has been one of the hardest track for years now! There are so many loops and turns, and no blocking sides, so I'll fall off about 5 or 6 times. It especially suck when you are going onto an acceleration loop de loop and someone knocks you off the side, making you fall even further behind than when you fall of the normal track side.

I hardly ever get a run on Rainbow Road without falling. It's pretty hard, but I enjoy racing on it. I wouldn't say it's my favorite, but I sort of like it. Oh, and by the way, Wario's Gold Mine isn't even hard, people.

2 Moonview Highway

I can do Rainbow Road and other "hard" tracks quite well but Moonview Highway just pisses me off every time I play it. A car always hits me. Moonview Highway is the only track in MKWii that is "hard" for me. It always gets me. I wrote down the tracks that were the hardest for me when I started the game. And my top five are:
1. Moonview Highway
2. Rainbow Road
3. Bowser's Castle
4. Grumble Volcano
5. Wario's Gold Mine

The only track I think is hard... Those cars. It's a very annoying tracks. If I had a list of my least favorite tracks, all the traffic tracks would be on it, except for GCN Mushroom City. I think we all hate traffic tracks, but in Moonview Highway, the tracks are going faster than they ever did before. This track is so infuriating, and that's why I think it is the hardest track.

Those other tracks in Mario Kart Wii are easy but this one should definitely be the hardest because of the traffic! However, this wouldn't be hard to me. I would count it as Medium. If I had a List of the top five hardest, it would be

1. Moon view Highway
2. Bowser's Castle
3. Grumble Volcano
4. Wario's gold Mine
5. Rainbow road.

It's the obstacles that kill me!

This one to boot. Admit it. Falling through the atmosphere is nothing compared to being STUCK IN TRAFFIC! Moonview Highway, Toad's Turnpike, Mushroom City, Maka Wuhu, and all those highway courses get the best of me. I end up ramming into practically every car and it's the only course in the game that I haven't done a flasless run on.

3 Wario's Gold Mine

Uh..., what's even so difficult about this one? The minecarts are easy to avoid because there's evident railing for them so I don't get it. Sure it's a little difficult but that's also what makes it so fun!

I can get first place on Rainbow Road a hundred times. All you have to do is avoid dying (which means knowing how to take your finger off the accelerator when going around sharp turns). When I'm using a Motorcycle, though, Wario's Gold Mine kills me all the time.

WHAT'S GOING ON? This is so hard. It's pretty much rainbow road, only there's them things that knock you off. Why is it not in special cup. Too short or something. Dry Dry Ruins and this should swap places.

This is SO hard, I fall off more than Rainbow Road. Rainbow Road is extremely easy for me, it's not hard at all. But it's Mario's Gold Mine that always kills me.

4 Bowser's Castle

Wrong image, but yes it's a madhouse. Especially the middle with the bowser statue and you're forced to use half pipes or else you'll get hit.

How is this not at least #4? The robot irritates the hell out of me and I've lost count of how many times I've crashed into the fireballs on the last boost.

I hate the part where there is a giant Bowser robot that makes giant fireballs. At least there are great items like the star or giant toad.

I love it but it is definitely the most skill based with only the glitch as a shortcut. While you can definitely catch up to computers from last place, you can’t get up to first from last online.

5 Grumble Volcano

Way harder than Wario's Gold Mine. By the end of the race half the track is gone and on top of that there's moving platforms and fire snakes.

This course is like a massive troll. Fireballs, narrow track, and if that isn't bad enough, portions of the track fall off on the final lap! You'll find yourself being smacked off the track and into the lava, ESPECIALLY if you play online!

First lap isn't that bad. But by the 3rd lap. HALF THE TRACKS GONE! This is one of those stages that is just plain hard. Fire,Lava,etc. I hate when you go off the jump and a fireball lands right in front of you and your helpless.

I may not be good at mario kart, but I know a hard track from an easy one. No wonder this track is voted on of the hardest tracks of all time, it's narrow track and sharp turns are a real pain if you don't pay attention and ACTUALLY USE THE BREAK BUTTON! YES, THAT USELESS BUTTON WAS SPECIFICALLY DESIGNED FOR THIS TRACK! There's some news for ya. Anyway, yep. Hardest track by far. This track still gives me nightmares

6 Maple Treeway

The cannon, easy! The Wigglers, easy! The trees, boosts, and sharp corners and even the dangerous leaf piles, easy peeze lemon squeeze! My record is 2:32.496.

I always get knocked off the branches, the bullet leaves you in a position to fall off. The wigglers are so annoying.

I used to hate this track actually, because of the part when you drive on a big tree branch or something. Now, I love it.

Harder than SNES Rainbow Road! Stupid Wiggler is always in the way and the tree branches are weird sharp turns!

7 Koopa Kape

Koopa Cape, I played it once... and I loved it. Racing down a river, dodging electricity and going over waterfalls in the Tiny Titan shroomless is so awesome. I’m kinda bad, but my record is 2:41.269!

The turns are a little sharp and inside of the pipe it can be hard avoiding those electric stuff.

Honestly what makes this track hard is because sharpest turns, and the last waterfall.

This place is difficult, especially the underwater section, but the best track ever

8 N64 Sherbert Land

Boring straightaways and boring design. The only thing I think is somewhat hard about this track is the ice physics and the penguins that's it

I don't know why, but for me this race is pretty hard. I like Rainbow Road and Wario's Gold mine is like my favorite track, but I hate Sherbert Land 64.

I hate sharp turns. This course has a lot of them, in fact, every course in the Banana Cup has a lot of sharp turns

This honestly isn't that hard..., although it would've fit the Leaf Cup a little better In my opinion

9 N64 Bowser's Castle

Thwomps, easy. Short cuts, great. This is a solid an awesome Bowser Castle course. Bowser made a full on castle. My record is 2:27.441.

The turns are incredibly sharp and you're like forced to slow down to make them.

This is my least favorite track besides warios gold mine in the game. I always get 10th place or worse.

The only hard thing is the turns and those moving thwomps. Why are those thwomps racist to Marty, anyways?

10 DK Mountain

The GameCube is definite better because the extra ramps at the beginning at the trail down the mountain. But still, the short cuts really bring it back. My record is 2:12.744

This one is kind of hard but still my favorite because it is so fun!

Easier than the original because of the more stable physics.

It is very underrated

The Contenders
11 Ghost Valley 2

It may be a simple track, but don't let that bother you. It's filled with sharp 90 degree turns and unexpected no guard rails. One time, I've fallen on that broken edge. If you hit a guard rail, you don't see it anymore. That shortcut at the beginning can be a little risky because after that, it forces you to make a sharp turn with almost no guard rails.

Want proof why this track is hard? My cousin and my sister kept falling and got last place or close to last place in a race.

When I play it's always those 90 degree turns that send me back a place or 2.

The reason this one is hard for me is because of how dark it is

12 DK Summit

I could laugh real hard at people getting hit by the snowballs then falling off. Such good memories.

The only annoying thing is when the snow slows you down.

Not that hard as long as you know what you're doing

Yeah this is slightly hard

13 Mushroom Gorge

Glitches? Sure, the Mushroom Gorge glitch, okay. Bouncing around gets taken to the extremes for Mushroom Gorge. I still get target shocked every time I play it and get a low spot. My record is a 2:07.720.

Mushroom gorge is so annoying! Whenever I do a trick of a mushroom, I mostly fall off! It's so hard. That for a race in the mushroom cup, it doesn't seem fair.

Mushroom Gorge is so hard. My little brother thinks it's was easy but it's not. I always die at the cave part in the track.

Probably the easiest track in then game! Lots of great shortcuts that makes it one of my favorites

14 Moo Moo Meadows

I can't stand when this track is chosen online. Its all about luck here, you could be in first and then comes the blue shell...

Ugh, The. cows are IMPOSSIBLE to avoid! The first time I played I kept driving into them and got last place!

Laugh out loud they are easy to dodge but this is a fun course laugh out loud

The only hard part is the cows

15 GBA Bowser Castle 3

How is this track hard it's amazing. The turns are fluid the cuts give good players a chance to breakaway and the obstacles that come are fair.

What? This is in my opinion the easiest Bowser Castle I've ever played on. Either this or 64's.

This isn't even a castle! What the heck! It's just some random stone thingeymabob on lava!

I think it is easy

16 Dry Dry Ruins

The course is easy but the other racers can be a little good

Dry Dry Dry Ruins

This course was so intense like Mario Kart Wii itself.

Thank god the Wii U is not very successful, because Wii sounds like a terrible name.

Slightly hard

17 GBA Shy Guy Beach

For me, it's easy to dodge the bombs, but the crabs? Nah, not really.

Only problem is bombs and crabs other than that it's alright

Too many crabs and bombs

18 N64 DK's Jungle Parkway

Donkey Kong, what do have now? I big jump, I forest, a cave and a dangerous bridge to cross? Oh DK. This is a lot better in the Wii version. It’s #12 on my N64 list. But, my record is 2:27.562.

I disagree. This course is so easy. No obstacles. Why is it in Leaf cup? True, maybe it is quite lengthy

This is also super easy

19 Toad's Factory

The only 'hard' thing about this track is the last part with the mud 'cause damn, they can slow you down if you aren't speed-boostin'.

This course has so much going on, it’s so interesting, and it’s not too overpowering. Toad’s Factory should have been in Mario Kart 8. Really. Now, I’ve got a record of 2:12.421.

Putting this track in the mushroom cup is pretty underrating.
The flower cup and even star cup would be more fitting than the mushroom cup that is meant to introduce the game to the player. Though not special cup level, it's CERTAINLY not mushroom cup level either.
It's in between star cup and flower cup for me (average/above average difficulty level).

If you think as a retro course, this will be in shell cup, you've got another thing coming. It will be Leaf. This levels tough. Mud piles and them thromp things

20 SNES Mario Circuit 3

I hate this track! The turns are just too sharp

It's actually easy

21 Waluigi Stadium

This is so hard I cried and threw my controller cause the idiot who thought everything was a wii added th-
Oh for pete sake, I realized it is in the game. I'm such an idiot

This one's in the middle I think

Bro what? It's easy to me.

piranha plant and fireballs

22 Shy Guy Beach

This track is super easy

Already on list

My,God Stupid crabs again in Mario Kart 8

23 Daisy Circuit

There is like no way to race without those cones slowing you down, and it is so hard people make fun of me who think its easy when you squashed in the secret passway.

This course drives me insane

Easiest race ever

Super easy

24 DS Desert Hills

This is very easy. Pokeys can be annoying but that's it. I agree with it being in the leaf cup though

Too many sharp turns.

Eek I hate his course it has multiple sharp turns and too many fire snakes

25 Peach Gardens

The DS version is pretty much the same as the Wii version. They both have easy-to-avoid obstacles and great short cuts. It’s a done deal! 2:10.697

Not too hard

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