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5 miles
200 ft
-2,133 ft
2 miles
High Point

Public Works Details

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

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 Info

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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More Stats for Public Works mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -1,934 ft
  • Altitude min
    7,476 ft
  • Altitude start
    9,410 ft
  • Altitude end
    7,476 ft
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    2,944 ft
  • Distance down
    4 miles
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on Nov 19, 2015
Avg: 4 (1 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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Nov 19, 2015 @ 1:10am
Nov 19, 2015
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