GCN DK Mountain

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DK Mountain
MKDD DKMountain.png
Appears in Mario Kart: Double Dash!! (2003)
Mario Kart Wii (2008)
Mario Kart Tour (2022)
Cup(s) Star Cup (Double Dash!!)
Lightning Cup (Wii)
Staff Ghost 02:12.639 (Double Dash!!)
(Donkey Kong and Diddy Kong in the DK Jumbo)
02:57.744 by Nin★♪msk (Wii)
(Funky Kong on the Wario Bike)
Expert Staff Ghost 02:38.130 by Nin★Miyam (Wii)
(Funky Kong in the Flame Flyer)
Online play No longer available (Wii)
Music sample
Course map
Mario Kart: Double Dash!!
The map of DK Mountain.

Mario Kart Wii
The course map for <small>GCN</small> DK Mountain from Mario Kart Wii.
Mario Kart Tour
GCN DK Mountain from Mario Kart Tour

DK Mountain is the fourth and final race course of the Star Cup in Mario Kart: Double Dash!!. The course takes place along two volcanoes in the middle of the jungle. The center of the track is a giant Barrel Cannon that shoots racers to the upper part of an active volcano. The course itself is complex, containing several curly paths, dangerous, tight turns and an uneven ground where drifting is difficult to control.

DK Mountain shares its music with Dino Dino Jungle, part of which is an arrangement of the Donkey Kong Jr. stage music. It returns as the third course of the Lightning Cup in Mario Kart Wii, and in Mario Kart Tour, debuting in the Animal Tour.

Mario Kart: Double Dash!![edit]

DK and Diddy Kong at the start of the race in Mario Kart: Double Dash!!.

All players start the race in the jungle. As they start the race, the players go to the base of an inactive volcano and take a curved path surrounded by the crater of this volcano. Racers are soon fired by the DK Cannon, onto an active volcano. While airborne, racers are invulnerable to items. After landing near the top of the volcano, drivers now have to drive downhill on bumpy terrain. Almost at the base of the active volcano, racers happen on a road prone to falling boulders. Reentering the jungle, players take a zigzagging path where more boulders roll down hills. During the first turn, racers should avoid falling off the cliff while swerving around. A second turn surrounds a deep ravine where players may fall. Lastly, the third tight turn leads racers to a swaying, windy rope bridge high above a deep canyon. This leads racers to the finish line.

DK Mountain is in the background of Baby Park and Dino Dino Jungle.

In the overview image of the course, the wooden bridge is missing. This is likely due to the fact that it is its own object and not part of the level geometry, allowing it to be capable of swaying, and therefore would not have been loaded in-game when the screenshot was taken.


  • At the very start there is a small patch of mud next to the first set of Item Boxes. This can be cut across with a Mushroom, Mega Mushroom or Star.
  • During the descent of the zigzagging portion, just after the first tight curve, players can instantly jump across the ravine to reach the other end of the second turn. This saves them a few seconds in the race.

Mario Kart Wii[edit]

DK Mountain
DK Mountain in Mario Kart Wii.
The tournament.

DK Mountain reappears in Mario Kart Wii as the third course of the Lightning Cup. Some elements were added, such as ramps and mud to replace deep grass. Also, the sign that says "Donkey Cannon" in Double Dash!! now says "DK Cannon", in line with DK Summit. The straight line denoting players being fired out of the cannon was removed from the minimap, likely to match the other three courses in the game with cannons (DK Summit, Maple Treeway, and Rainbow Road). The straightaway down from the top of the mountain now has wooden ramps for the purpose of aerial tricks. Racers can also either stay on track or go off-road without losing speed, granting an advantage to avoid other racers and hazards set in the slope.

In the switchbacks with the falling boulders, only giant boulders flip racers, whereas the smaller ones disintegrate and slightly decelerate the kart. Half-pipes have also been added on the first switchback.


  • Both the mud and ravine shortcuts return in this rendition of the track.
  • An extremely difficult glitch shortcut can be pulled off by using a Mushroom and aiming between the half-pipe and the fence near the end of the rock section of the mountain. If done correctly the player can glitch through the wall and end up just before the ravine shortcut.


A tournament took place on this course. Players had to pass through a total of 20 gates, with the bridge being replaced by Mushroom Gorge's Mushroom Trampolines. It was the second tournament of January 2010, and it was restricted to Wii Wheel controls. It was later repeated as the second tournament of September 2011, the first tournament of December 2012, though without any control restrictions, and the second tournament of February 2014, with the Wii Wheel restriction kept.

Mario Kart Tour[edit]

GCN DK Mountain in Mario Kart Tour

DK Mountain returns in Mario Kart Tour starting from the Animal Tour. The course retains its appearance from Mario Kart Wii, albeit with updated graphics. The "DK" letters on the left side of the cannon have been removed, and a Glide Ramp has been added before the cannon. Whereas in previous games where racers would land slightly to the left of the head of the volcano, racers now land slightly more to the right of it instead. After the road was previously widened in Mario Kart Wii at the chasm section of the course, it has now been widened out further to remove the broken portion entirely. The wooden bridge now has strings on both sides and shakes periodically providing Jump Boosts, similarly to the road on SNES Rainbow Road, and many trees are now decorated with large bananas. Similar to GCN Yoshi Circuit, GBA Cheese Land, and GBA Ribbon Road in Mario Kart 8 and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, the course banner uses the modern Mario Kart logo, rather than the classic logo.

Like most courses in the game, DK Mountain has a reverse variant, a trick variant, and a reverse and trick variant, referred to as DK Mountain R, DK Mountain T, and DK Mountain R/T respectively.

The course is a favorite of Tanooki Mario, Cat Luigi, Donkey Kong Jr. (SNES), Meowser, Chargin' Chuck (Gold), and the King Bob-omb, and Dry Bones Mii Racing Suits.


For this course's tour appearances, see List of GCN DK Mountain tour appearances in Mario Kart Tour.


Mario Kart: Double Dash!![edit]

  • North American website bio: "Go off-roading on DK Mountain as you fly with reckless abandon down a volcano, through ridiculous curves, and across a twisting log bridge. Oh, and you get shot out of a cannon too."
  • European website bio: "Dense jungles, rickety bridges, slippery slopes, rolling boulders and, erm, a sulking volcano... It can only be DK Mountain."

Mario Kart Wii[edit]

  • European website bio: "If getting fired to the top of a huge volcano isn't dangerous enough for you, the cliff-side drops and ramshackle bridges might increase the fear factor as you race around DK Mountain."

Mario Kart Tour[edit]

  • Mario Kart Tour Twitter: "The Autumn Tour is wrapping up in #MarioKartTour. Next up is the Animal Tour, the stage for which is the new GCN DK Mountain course! It'll be a super thrilling ride full of natural attractions!"


Mario Kart: Double Dash!! / Mario Kart Wii[edit]

  • Donkey Cannon (Mario Kart: Double Dash!!) / DK Cannon (Mario Kart Wii) (signs)
  • Super Mario (trackside banners)
  • Wario Racing (trackside banners)

Mario Kart Tour[edit]


Mario Kart: Double Dash!![edit]

Mario Kart Wii[edit]

Mario Kart Tour[edit]

Course icons[edit]


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese DKマウンテン
DK Maunten
DK Mountain
Chinese DK山
DK Shān
DK高山 (Mario Kart Wii)[1]
DK Gāo Shān
DK Mountain

DK Tall Mountain
French Montagne DK DK Mountain
German DK Bergland DK Mountain Land
Italian Montagne di DK DK’s Mountains
Korean DK 마운틴
DK Mauntin
DK Mountain
Portuguese Montanha DK DK Mountain
Spanish Montaña DK DK Mountain