5 miles
54 ft
-2,341 ft
Avg time

Speedo Details

  • Riding area
  • Difficulty rating
  • Trail type
  • Trail Usage
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
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  • Season
    Dry season only
  • Global Ranking
  • 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 mountain 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
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    1,573 ft
  • Distance down
    5 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,164 ft
  • Avg time
  • Avg reverse time
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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 speedo trailhead (8.969560, 38.570040)
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Nov 19, 2015 @ 1:08am
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Glimpse of Speedo
3:35 | 59 | Jan 29, 2015 , Addis Ababa
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