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4.9 mile 7.8 kilometer point to point
Singletrack
Intermediate/Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 143' 44 m
Descent: -2,076' -633 m
High: 9,422' 2,872 m
Low: 7,478' 2,279 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 9% (5°)
Max Grade: 21% (12°)

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A complicated set of tracks taking you from the top to the bottom. Multiple variations.

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Avoid during rainy season. Clay.

Description

This is the easiest trail to get turned around on, as unlike most of the other descents, this is more of a route than one individual top-to-bottom run like a lot of the other trails here for Menagesha. The descent includes some steep tech up top, followed by an interesting tech trail that follows the contour along a thin pipe, then intersects a dirt road, which you descend on for a bit (there are also some sneaky singletracks connecting elsewhere). It then dives back into the dense forest for some undulations followed by a typical fast blast in the lower elevation forest.

Like all trails in Menagesha, there are too many intersections to keep track of. Follow the drainage down. Think like a cow heading down to market, and you'll probably stay on the right track. There are a few tricky turns though so use the GPS or MTB Project mobile app and do not go straight down to the creeks; stay up in the drainage.

Access: This trail starts at the main dirt road (Menagesha Suba Forest Rd) just below Emperor Menelick's hunting lodge, above Camp 3. A new unsigned dirt road has been built that turns off of Menagesha-Suba Rd, and this is where the ride starts. It gives way to singletrack trail around the corner.

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