Top 10 Mario Kart 8 Tracks


The Top Ten

1 Mount Wario

Most of the Mario kart 8 tracks follow a three lap system but this is the course that breaks the rules to lap system. It is like a rally race from point a to point B. I wish more tracks were like this because this is very unique and it should get the top position.

I love this track! It has amazing jump trick ramps! And it has a lot of boosts! HOLY SHOOT YOU EVEN GO IN AND OUT OF A DAM! There's awesome gliding parts and shortcuts! It's so fun! In the end you stop at a stadium and people are cheering for you! HOW COOL IS THAT?

Number 9!? This has to be number one! Unique course, unique setting, everything really amazes me!

This track is so good when I first played it back in 2014 I was blown away you start out of a helicopter. A HELICOPTER WHAT JUST WHAT. Ok then you go down the mountain and ice physics they are not that bad. Then you go into a cave in anti gravity whcih is so good the bats are easy to avoid I hardly hit them. Then you go into this whcih leads to.. Ok I will try to hide my exitement. You drive on a dam in anti gravity enough said. Then you go into uncharted territorythe trees are cool and I like to do tricks of the logs.
But then you go onto a ski slope and ou go down into a stadium and you glide through hoops. This track is great.

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2 Cloudtop Cruise

I really enjoyed this track as it made me feel happy and awesome inside. I really love the part where you are on Bowser's airship for a second and then you are in a thunderstorm, the next second. It is really awesome and I love it. I also love it because it is based on my favourite games, Super Mario Galaxy. I also enjoyed the music because bits of it was from Gusty Garden Galaxy from Super Mario Galaxy. COOOL!

This race was amazing! It should be 1! I love the shortcut put at the end of the race. I love the music because it is from my favorite mario level ever, champions road!

This track is awesome. The music is awesome. The best track of the Special Cup.

Absolute best track in MK8, deserves #1. Hands down the most fun course to race.

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3 Shy Guy Falls

Shy Guy Falls is ok, but I suggest that you keep it from the 15-20 position. There's one shortcut that's decent but doesn't give you much of an advantage. And it's almost impossible to reach. Going down a waterfall is cool and unique, but there's not much else to offer. If you ask me, this track should switch places with the Bowser's Castle.

First time I saw this, I was like, HOW DO WE RACE ON THIS?

Shy guy falls should be 8 not 2

Better than Yoshi Falls. - Tyler730

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4 Sunshine Airport

Sunshine Airport. A track of happiness, happiness and happiness. AND HAPPINESS. I really enjoyed this track because it is fun and happy and fun and happy and FUN AND HAPPY AND FUN. And because this track is based on one of my favourite game, Super Mario Sunshine. (Seriously, where's the sequel for that thing). I have nothing else to say here.

What race takes place in an airport? This one! I love Sunshine Airport. It is my second favorite new race and my favorite in the demo! An airport is such a good idea for a race. No one will think of it!

This has everything! It has package thing you can do jump tricks off of! I like the gliding and gravity things in this track!

I like the visuals, but it's not enough to get my attention - TGCxavier

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5 Electrodrome

Best course in the game BY FAR. My least favorite track is Mount Wario... I hate why so many people are obsessed with it. Sunshine Airport comes closest, but this track really has the best design and atmosphere combination.

It's a good course for lots of reason such as the EPIC MUSIC

Why isn't this number 1? Shy guy falls is overrated, this track will be forever loved

Mount Wario and Royal Raceway are overrated. But this and Toad Horbor changes everything.

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6 Big Blue

Definitely my favourite track in the entire game. Awesome music, awesome design, awesome visuals, awesome everything! It's a MASTERPIECE!

Big Blue is the best it is my favorite track in Mario Kart 8 It beats Mount Wario.

Am I the only one who does not like big blue?

I really like it just because of F-Zero and the gimics. The main reason why I like this is because... well... heres my opinion.

The different traits Warren Faidley and Maftu

If you were all alone on a lonely island full with scary things, how can you survive? Have you ever taken the closet lighting picture? It all takes courage to achieve the goal. Warren Faidley and Maftu are prepared, resourceful, and skillful to help them achieve their goals.
Mafatu and Warren Faidley both accomplish their goals because they’re well prepared. On page 56, Maftu prepared a canoe so that he can be ready for escaping the eaters-of-men to survive and go home. “Tomorrow we’ll build our fires down the trunk and start burning it out. When the eaters-of-men come, we will be ready! ” Warren Faidley is well prepared also. One page 68, Warren prepared all the things he needed for chasing tornado and taking picture of the tornado.”Getting ready to go tornado chasing takes lots of time ...more

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7 Twisted Mansion

I love this kinda haunted freaky stuff. Twisted Mansion is my dream home, probably because I'm a ghost...

This is the best of the flower cup. Play it once and you will never forget it.

This is a way better course than mount wario

I really love the music and the shortcuts lmao.

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8 Bowser's Castle

It's got to be the coolest Bowser's castle ever! Why didn't you put it at the top ten? It would fit very well (although it didn't have any thwomps on this course).

Love this Bowser Castle! It's BADASS!

Best Bowser's Castle Music of the series.


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9 N64 Rainbow Road

I was really really happy that Nintendo bought this back. It bought back a lot of old memories and lot of fun from the memories. I was so excited to play it. I was kinda disappointed that they changed the track to be only 1 lap, but I guess the track would have gone too long (like it used to be), but then again, they could've made it 2 laps.

They put this one on the cover of 8 deluxe for a reason. The course is magical. Most Mario kart courses are so crazy with all the items you have to pay attention to. But for some reason, in this one I feel like I can pay attention to everything: the music, the fireworks, the city below. It perfectly captures the essence of this game.

Okay, so this one blows the visuals out of the water and it's much better than the boring original.

I love this track period

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10 Thwomp Ruins

When I saw the trailer of this track, I thought this track would be in the Flower Cup, but I was wrong, it was in the Mushroom Cup, and oh boy, it was awesome! I really enjoyed this track a lot and made me really happy. Because of this track and Mario Kart Stadium, I like Mushroom Cup better than Flower Cup now. This track is cool.

The Contenders

11 Toad Harbor

I like this track! You can do a ramp boost onto a boat! It's a track based off of New York City! There's even a a thing that lets you get on the walls! There's even a way at the end with a boost!

I love this track. It's beautiful and reminds me of Delfino Square/Plaza.

BEST TRACK EVER! Love the city escape feel.


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12 Rainbow Road

A lot of people hate the Rainbow Road of Mario Kart 8, but I don't understand why. This track is cool. I know it's not better than the Mario Kart 7 version, it doesn't mean you have to hate on this track! Anyway, I loved this track and I adore it. I really love the shortcut where you can switch lanes, that is flippin' awesome. I really enjoy it and I hope Rainbow Road can get better in Mario Kart 9 (and people enjoy it this time).

The Rainbow Road for this game is awesome! It has great music! WAY BETTER THAN THE Mario KART 7 RAINBOW ROAD MUSIC! You can run into the gravity things! There's even gliding into spilt paths! Who ever imagined that? You can even drift and boost at the same time in the end!

This is probably the most disappointing track of the game

I don't like this track. It's not rainbow-y enough, and it's an absolute nightmare on 200cc. Have I mentioned yet that Bullet Bills commit suicide on this stage? - thunderstar1124

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13 GBA Ribbon Road

My favorite track from super circuit. It took Nintendo forever, but I was so happy to finally see my favorite GBA stage remade, and by god what an update it got! Easily my favorite retro track now and along with mt wario is my favorite track in the game.

Why is this 26 it is clearly the best Mario Kart track ever

?...This track is so good!

You're on a track made of ribbon in a kid's room. Enough said. #KungFuLakitu

14 Mute City

This is the best track! It has awesome music! It has a lot of speed boosts (and gravity boosts) The sides of the track give you coins! There's even a shortcut at the end! It's just plain awesome sauce.

It is a little easy

15 Wild Woods

Don't vote on this list unless you own the game's dlc - the dlc offers some of the best tracks in the game. Wild Woods is underrated - only number 14? It should be at least in the top 5. This is just a magical place, with a treetop village of Shy Guys and an awesome water slide! This track also kinda reminds me of some kind of village like the Kokhiri Forrest from the Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time or the Ewok village from Star Wars Return of The Jedi! Best track in the game, and possibly the best Mario Kart track period!

Love this course!


16 Mario Kart Stadium

Usually, the first track of a Mario Kart game is described as boring or the worst track in the game, but Mario Kart 8 changed that all. It was obvious that Nintendo wanted to hook you up in the game straight away and they did just that. This changed a lot and this is now one of my favourite track. Nintendo added loads of anti-gravity sections for you to know what they are all about. It was fun and I was really happy this was a track.

It's about time Nintendo made it through a basic stadium track! Figure 8 and lying I circuit were flat out boring while toad circuit was mediocre. This setting of this track will give it four stars

It may be a short track but this track is a great track for starters! It have some shortcuts with a mushroom to it! I love the boosts you can drift on at the end! It's music is even cool!

This is one of the best in the game rather than the worst. It is the best start to a game apart from Toad Circuit

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17 Wii Grumble Volcano

Like I already told you, Mario Kart Wii is my favourite Mario Kart game. It is so awesome, I really enjoyed this track because this actually was my favourite track in the game after Koopa Cape. This track is just cool. I enjoy how they have made this track more beautiful and more awesome.

Despite that the only gameplay change is the addition of a gliding ramp, the graphical upgrade, as with every retro track in this game, is stunning. The eruptions of the volcanoes is just plain epic.

The track was amazing in mario kart wii but with the graohics of mario kart 8 it looks awesome. - Arilio

Best course

18 3DS Music Park

People claim to hate this remake, just because it hasn't changed at all from the original. But here's my response: Don't fix what isn't broken.

Melody Motorway brings music and motorways together. Great unique track. I liked it more in Mario kart 8

Why is this tied for last?

Eh, this course hasn't changed much. I was probably just the way it is. So disappointing. :( It ranks 27th on my list. - recaller

Goshdangdarn do I love music is one of if not the best Mario kart tracks of all time. #gottalovemusicpark

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19 N64 Yoshi Valley

I was surprised that this was on my list. I really hated Yoshi Valley on Mario Kart 64 (probably because I was sour loser then and hated my cousin for beating me every single time on that track). laugh out loud. But in this game, I love it. I love how they changed the fastest route (my cousin took the old fast route and I beat him). This track was wonderful and bought back a lot of memories.

I can't believe this is #20. It should be in the top 5. Nothing really stands out besides the giant yoshi egg, but the maze feel is amazing. It's still fun to try different paths to take!

This is my favorite course

20 Dolphin Shoals

I love this course I do not know why everyone hates this awesome course Its hard though and the music rocks it's my favorite course of all time

This is a wonderful Mario Kart track. It has awesome sax music plus an awesome track design and you can ride on an eel. It's just's amazing

I love Dolphin Shoals. It stars underwater. This is an epic swim in the sea


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