5 miles
Distance
54 ft
Climb
-2,341 ft
Descent
00:35:55
Avg time

Speedo Details

  • Riding Area
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Season
    Dry season only
  • Global Ranking
    #10991 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    5 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
  • Land Manager
    Oromia Forest and Wildlife Enterprise

Speedo is one of the iconic Menagesha singletrack descents that includes all land use types in the area, from native juniper forest to pine to eucalyptus forest to agricultural land. The trail quality is superb and has a bit of everything. It starts with technical and steep sections, meadow crossings, some twisties and undulations. There's one cruisy short climb, some long, flowy, fast sections, rock gardens, eucalyptus forest, and a long cruise through agricultural land, with red dirt channels and gullies to wall ride. It's a 30-45 minute descent for fast/intermediate riders.

Best suited for a trail or enduro bike as there are some undulations but it is mostly fast.

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 your phone or GPS device 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 as been built that turns off of Menagesha-Suba Rd, and this is where the ride starts (It was a trail last year but is now a short dirt road).

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More Stats for Speedo bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -2,286 ft
  • Altitude min
    7,351 ft
  • Altitude max
    9,655 ft
  • Altitude start
    9,643 ft
  • Altitude end
    7,356 ft
  • Grade
    -7.902%
  • Grade max
    -26.507%
  • Grade min
    11.086%
  • Distance climb
    1,573 ft
  • Distance down
    5 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,164 ft
  • Avg time
    00:35:55
  • Avg reverse time
    00:01:26
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Status:
on Nov 19, 2015
Dry
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
Trail Ridden Direction

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  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
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  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction

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  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed or Major Issue / Red

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Other Other
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      Speedo Trail Reports

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