The Best Trails in Ethiopia

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Photo of Second day of four of the Simien trekking, Ethiopia Photo of Lemmi to Yarar Mountain and back to Lemmi Loop Photo of Blue Nile Falls
  • near T’ik’ur Wiha, Amhara Region (Etioopia)
    Distance
    7.66mi
    Elevation +
    2703f
    TrailRank
    47
    Photo of Second day of four of the Simien trekking, Ethiopia Photo of Second day of four of the Simien trekking, Ethiopia Photo of Second day of four of the Simien trekking, Ethiopia

    We follow the northern escarpment eastward, before we descend a little into the Kaba Valley. After that we climb up before we reach Gich Abyss and continue over a narrow ridge to a cliff where we have a spectacular view ...

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  • near Kitimē, Ādīs Ābeba (Etioopia)
    Distance
    25.65mi
    Elevation +
    2559f
    TrailRank
    46
    Photo of Lemmi to Yarar Mountain and back to Lemmi Loop Photo of Lemmi to Yarar Mountain and back to Lemmi Loop Photo of Lemmi to Yarar Mountain and back to Lemmi Loop

    Easy road and with a river in between. Sometimes difficult down and uphill. Recommended going with at least two people and a very good MTB with tools. Very nice view of the east side of Addis Ababa. There are two hot spr...

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  • Blue Nile Falls

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    Hiking
    near T’īs Isat, Āmara (Etioopia)
    Distance
    3.37mi
    Elevation +
    374f
    TrailRank
    43| Rating 5.0
    Photo of Blue Nile Falls Photo of Blue Nile Falls Photo of Blue Nile Falls

    You can take a bus from Bahir Dar to Tissisat (public bus can be an adventure itself). From the town there is a short circular walk to see the Blue Nile Waterfalls. There is no need to take any guide (specially non offic...

    Nice trail with a nice Fall in October the 7th!
    Guillermo GL
    bona ruta per arribar fins a les cascades.
    gufi69
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  • CMC to mount Entoto and back to CMC

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    Mountain Bike
    near Kotobe, Ādīs Ābeba (Etioopia)
    Distance
    25.64mi
    Elevation +
    3120f
    TrailRank
    42
    Photo of CMC to mount Entoto and back to CMC Photo of CMC to mount Entoto and back to CMC Photo of CMC to mount Entoto and back to CMC

    This Trail give the most challenging uphill ride because the mountain grows continuously. It passes through villages and forest. At the top it has cliffs and gives a panaromic view to Legetafo and Sululata cities. The do...

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  • Entoto Marian, Observatory, Selulta plain

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    Mountain Bike
    near Gullele, Mirab Shewa (Etioopia)
    Distance
    22.16mi
    Elevation +
    2385f
    TrailRank
    42
    Photo of Entoto Marian, Observatory, Selulta plain Photo of Entoto Marian, Observatory, Selulta plain Photo of Entoto Marian, Observatory, Selulta plain

    Lovely ride over the ridge of Entoto looking at both side, the Addis Ababa valley and the Selulta Valley; small areas with stones but overall a great ride; not recommended in the rainy season as there are few miles in th...

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  • near Rira, Oromīya (Etioopia)
    Distance
    25.70mi
    Elevation +
    581f
    TrailRank
    40| Rating 5.0
    Photo of Bale Mountains Brilliant Tours Hiking Adventure on the altitude of 4377m asl which is Sanetti plateau Photo of Bale Mountains Brilliant Tours Hiking Adventure on the altitude of 4377m asl which is Sanetti plateau Photo of Bale Mountains Brilliant Tours Hiking Adventure on the altitude of 4377m asl which is Sanetti plateau

    Trekking to sanneti Plateau Start the day by hiking through the Afroalpine, Falcons, raptors, and possibly the Ethiopian wolf will be visible. Pass through the most beautiful Afro-alpine Moor land, beautiful wild alpine ...

    Great description of the route. Thanks
    Vildjoen S. S
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  • near Hawassa, YeDebub Bihēroch Bihēreseboch na Hizboch (Etioopia)
    Distance
    11.18mi
    Elevation +
    2034f
    TrailRank
    39
    Photo of Ethiopia, Hawassa - Mount Corbetti Caldera Photo of Ethiopia, Hawassa - Mount Corbetti Caldera Photo of Ethiopia, Hawassa - Mount Corbetti Caldera

    I started from way down, aside the road where there are no tracks, just crossing wild areas, fields and one dry river (very steep and sandy). At the beginning of the Mount and the are marked in green on the map I found (...

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  • near Taraboc, Amhara Region (Etioopia)
    Distance
    25.80mi
    Elevation +
    7067f
    TrailRank
    39
    Photo of Simien 3 day trek Sankaber Gich Imet Gogo Inatye Photo of Simien 3 day trek Sankaber Gich Imet Gogo Inatye Photo of Simien 3 day trek Sankaber Gich Imet Gogo Inatye

    This is a 2 night alternative to the more habitual 3 night trek from Buyit Ras to Chenek. Along the way espectacular landscapes as well as fauna like the Gelada monkey and Walya ibex were found. Following is the descript...

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  • Menagesha Mt. Wochecha Hike

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    Hiking
    near Moglē, Oromīya (Etioopia)
    Distance
    5.07mi
    Elevation +
    1749f
    TrailRank
    38| Rating 4.67
    Photo of Menagesha Mt. Wochecha Hike Photo of Menagesha Mt. Wochecha Hike Photo of Menagesha Mt. Wochecha Hike

    This hike starts at the abandoned nature center near the top of Menegasha Forest Park. This loop route offers two ways to get to the peak. There mostly likely are other ways to the top. The peak, Mt. Wochecha, is the hig...

    Pretty accurate. Once you are in the steep part, the path is almost non-existent, but you eventually get to the top with...
    lstgr
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  • kafta Sheraro National Park

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    Off Road
    near K’ech’aro, Tigray Region (Etioopia)
    Distance
    33.79mi
    Elevation +
    725f
    TrailRank
    37
    Photo of kafta Sheraro National Park Photo of kafta Sheraro National Park Photo of kafta Sheraro National Park

    Kafta Sheraro national park, the only national park in the Tigray region. it is a home of transboundary African elephant.

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  • near Wench’ī K’īrk’os, Oromīya (Etioopia)
    Distance
    13.47mi
    Elevation +
    2421f
    TrailRank
    37| Rating 5.0
    Photo of Wenchi Lake Crater Trail 21 KM - Ethiopia Photo of Wenchi Lake Crater Trail 21 KM - Ethiopia Photo of Wenchi Lake Crater Trail 21 KM - Ethiopia

    Wenchi Lake Trail is a tough 21km Half Marathon and 10km run/walk around the spectacular extinct volcano crater, with nearly 1000 meters of elevation gain over rugged terrain, at an average attitude of over 3,000 meters....

    Waybar health center
    Qamar Jibril
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  • near Āmī’ālka, Amhara Region (Etioopia)
    Distance
    5.60mi
    Elevation +
    2549f
    TrailRank
    36
    Photo of Last day of the Simien trekking, Ethiopia Photo of Last day of the Simien trekking, Ethiopia Photo of Last day of the Simien trekking, Ethiopia

    Climb the second highest peak in the Simien mountains Buwahit, 4430m, rewarding with one of the endemic wild animals in Ethiopia particularly in the Simien mountains called Walia Ibex, a goat family, in addition to the s...

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  • near Hamer Koke, YeDebub Bihēroch Bihēreseboch na Hizboch (Etioopia)
    Distance
    14.57mi
    Elevation +
    1827f
    TrailRank
    36
    Photo of Humu Mountains (Buska), and from Amar Koche to Lala village Photo of Humu Mountains (Buska), and from Amar Koche to Lala village Photo of Humu Mountains (Buska), and from Amar Koche to Lala village

    We went with a local person as "guide" (300birr) found on the way (you need to know somebody that speaks hamar language, no English, no amaric) to the top of the Mountain. The way up near the river is thick forest really...

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  • near Kotobe, Ādīs Ābeba (Etioopia)
    Distance
    26.11mi
    Elevation +
    10023f
    TrailRank
    35
    Photo of Figa-Ayat-Lege Tafo-Lege Dadi and back to CMC Photo of Figa-Ayat-Lege Tafo-Lege Dadi and back to CMC Photo of Figa-Ayat-Lege Tafo-Lege Dadi and back to CMC

    Much of the of the road is wet and a bit muddy. Due to the rainy season, it’s all the area is very green and all the rivers and streams are has a larger amount of water. It is advisable to ride when there is no rain. The...

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  • Mekelle to Asmara

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    near Mek'ele, Tigray Region (Etioopia)
    Distance
    196.58mi
    Elevation +
    13346f
    TrailRank
    35
    Photo of Mekelle to Asmara Photo of Mekelle to Asmara Photo of Mekelle to Asmara

    The Mekelle to Asmara road opens after 20+ years. The road condition after the Ethiopian border is asphalt but in bad with lots of cracks and holes. Hopefully it will get maintenance soon.

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  • near Durubu, Afar Region (Etioopia)
    Distance
    6.76mi
    Elevation +
    1398f
    TrailRank
    35
    Photo of Going to the volcano Erta Ale, Ethiopia Photo of Going to the volcano Erta Ale, Ethiopia Photo of Going to the volcano Erta Ale, Ethiopia

    Let's climb de volcano and try to get great pictures of the magma from the top of it. Get some kind of scarf, because the smoke of the volcano will hurt your eyes and lungs.

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  • Alangana-Aga

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    Hiking
    near ‘Alem Gena, Oromīya (Etioopia)
    Distance
    8.50mi
    Elevation +
    2113f
    TrailRank
    34
    Photo of Alangana-Aga Photo of Alangana-Aga Photo of Alangana-Aga

    Way up to Alangana by the old path through the Forest and further crossing to Aga and visit to the waterfall.

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  • near Gullele, Mirab Shewa (Etioopia)
    Distance
    5.29mi
    Elevation +
    1240f
    TrailRank
    34
    Photo of 171015 Kidane Mihret to Entoto Maryam and back Photo of 171015 Kidane Mihret to Entoto Maryam and back Photo of 171015 Kidane Mihret to Entoto Maryam and back

    A steep climb up from one famous church, Kidane Mihret near Shiromeda market, to another, Entoto Maryam. There are numerous paths, and it's taken us some exploring to decide this is our favourite!

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  • CMC Yeka mountain and back to CMC

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    Mountain Bike
    near Kotobe, Ādīs Ābeba (Etioopia)
    Distance
    12.90mi
    Elevation +
    1283f
    TrailRank
    34
    Photo of CMC Yeka mountain and back to CMC Photo of CMC Yeka mountain and back to CMC Photo of CMC Yeka mountain and back to CMC

    It has easy access to the mountain. And a very nice view to the east side of Addis Ababa city and very good for moderate mountain biking.

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  • Ethiopian canyon near Fiche

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    Hiking
    near Kumando, Oromīya (Etioopia)
    Distance
    11.24mi
    Elevation +
    1575f
    TrailRank
    33
    Photo of Ethiopian canyon near Fiche Photo of Ethiopian canyon near Fiche Photo of Ethiopian canyon near Fiche

    Easy walk from the town to the canyon. It would be possible also to walk down inside the canyon, but is a long way and I have no idea if it's possible to find food, accommodation (I think 99% no, apart tent asking to the...

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  • near Turmi, YeDebub Bihēroch Bihēreseboch na Hizboch (Etioopia)
    Distance
    12.85mi
    Elevation +
    1243f
    TrailRank
    33
    Photo of Turmi to Humu Mountains (Buska), near Dakà-k'adgià Photo of Turmi to Humu Mountains (Buska), near Dakà-k'adgià Photo of Turmi to Humu Mountains (Buska), near Dakà-k'adgià

    Day 1 Starting from the Mango campsite, good place for camping. I recommend to walk the track in early morning otherwise the sun is really strong and there is no shadow on the way. Feasible with a motorcycle, but not wit...

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