Ghost Valley 1 is the third course in the Mushroom Cup in Super Mario Kart and the first of the three Ghost Valleys. It was the first track in the Mario Kart series to feature Boos and bottomless pits, based on Ghost Houses from Super Mario World.
There is a shortcut here. Towards the end of the track, near the U-turn, the player can hop across to a narrow bridge. It is right next to the finish line. But the player should be cautious because, in 50cc, the player's kart will be too slow to hop across and fall into a bottomless pit. To be safe, you should use either a Mushroom or a Cape Feather.
This course bears a resemblance to Banshee Boardwalk from Mario Kart 64 and Mario Kart DS, and also has 2 sister courses, Ghost Valley 2 which also appears in Super Mario Kart, as well as Mario Kart: Super Circuit and Mario Kart Wii, and Ghost Valley 3, which again appears in Super Mario Kart as part of the Special Cup, and makes a reappearance in Mario Kart: Super Circuit as part of a retro cup, Extra Special Cup.
|Super Mario Kart|
|Mario · Luigi · Peach · Toad · Yoshi · Bowser · Koopa Troopa · Donkey Kong Jr.|
|Mario Circuit 1 · Donut Plains 1 · Ghost Valley 1 · Bowser Castle 1 · Mario Circuit 2|
|Choco Island 1 · Ghost Valley 2 · Donut Plains 2 · Bowser Castle 2 · Mario Circuit 3|
|Koopa Beach 1 · Choco Island 2 · Vanilla Lake 1 · Bowser Castle 3 · Mario Circuit 4|
|Donut Plains 3 · Koopa Beach 2 · Ghost Valley 3 · Vanilla Lake 2 · Rainbow Road|
|SNES Battle Course 1 · SNES Battle Course 2 · SNES Battle Course 3 · SNES Battle Course 4|
|Banana Peel · coin · Feather · Boo · Green Shell · Red Shell · Thunderbolt · Mushroom · Star|