Public Works

 1 vote

4.9 Miles 7.8 Kilometers


Singletrack

143' 44 m

Ascent

-2,076' -633 m

Descent

9,422' 2,872 m

High

7,478' 2,279 m

Low

9%

Avg Grade (5°)

21%

Max Grade (12°)

Unknown

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

stephen danyo

Overview

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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