In Lambent Grove, the playable characters are stuck running down the level's road and can only move left and right between the road's lanes (akin to the Quick Step). While running, the player can pick up Rings or power-ups from Item Boxes and utilize the gimmicks native to this track. Rings and Item Boxes in particular respawn almost immediately after a playable character picks them up from the track.
Lambent Grove has many environmental obstacles which the player can either jump over, roll under or move around. Running into one of these obstacles will result in the player taking damage and lose some of their Rings. Falling into bottomless pits on the other hand forces the player to restart from an earlier point on the track.
The track begins with the player heading down a four-lane and straight portion of the track that goes downhill before turning to the left. The track will immediately after turn to the right before straightening out for a bit. The track will then turn to the right again before heading straight into a half-pipe section with six lanes. From here, the track will turn to the left, before heading into a corkscrew. Once out of the corkscrew, the track will briefly turn right before straightening out for a bit, with the six lanes merging into four along the way. Eventually, the track will turn right, before turning left over some Grind Rails, and then right again over solid ground. The track will then straighten out and expand into six lanes again as it turns to the right. After that comes a section with Grind Rails over a water passage that leads into a six-laned half-pipe with a brief Grind Rain section following it, before moving into a left-turning half-pipe. From here, the track will twist left and right several times as it leads through a set of Triple Dash Pads. Eventually though, the six lanes will merge back into four as the track straightens out and heads straight for the goal.
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