2 miles
3 ft
-852 ft
Avg time

Holy Roller Details

  • Riding area
  • Difficulty rating
  • Trail type
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
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  • Season
  • Global Ranking
  • Land Manager
    Oromia Forest and Wildlife Enterprise

This is a fast forest track with perfect natural flow and shallow angle of descent. The 15-20-minute descent is great for intermediate/advanced trail riders. There are lots of options, so don't worry too much about going the wrong way. Follow the fast trails down the drainage, almost every option is fantastic. Lots of woodcutters, firewood collectors, and livestock in the area.

The trail is best suited for a trail or enduro bike.

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 and do not go straight down to the creeks; stay up in the drainage.

You could also climb up to this same point from any of the trails that finish where 11 or 777 finish on the road.

Access Info

Access from Trail 11 which you follow down to where 11 splits into three directions. The right-hand choice is Holy Roller.

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More Stats for Holy Roller mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -849 ft
  • Altitude min
    7,409 ft
  • Altitude max
    8,259 ft
  • Altitude start
    8,259 ft
  • Altitude end
    7,410 ft
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    134 ft
  • Distance down
    2 miles
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on Nov 19, 2015
Avg: 5 (1 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Directions to holy-roller-41653 trailhead (8.973940, 38.539765)
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Holy Roller Trail Reports

Nov 19, 2015 @ 1:11am
Nov 19, 2015
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1 Review & Comments

  • + 1
flag stifford (Mar 10, 2017 at 4:26)
 Warning March 2017: There are young kids near the exit of this trail throwing rocks, most recently in an ambush type setting, causing damage to a rider. This happened in the grassed gully exit trail toward the bottom. Try to find a different exit for the time being.

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