The Hairy Monster route is equally as beautiful as the Scary Monster and includes the same difficult climbs and technical descents. While it does not include reaching the coast, it climbs up Orr Springs Road and then drops past Orr Hot Springs and passes by the majestic redwoods of Montgomery Woods State Park just like the Scary Monster. It also heads to the quaint town of Comptche before heading back through the redwoods and then returning and climbing up the backside of Orr Springs Road and back to Ukiah, returning to Mendocino College.

The Hairy Monster is a difficult course but is 35 miles shorter than the Scary Monster. The Hairy Monster is 62 miles long and has 8150 feet of climbing.



Distance – 62.0 miles
Elevation Gain – 8150 feet


Challenging climbing
Challenging descents
Rural roads
Several great rest stops
Excellent SAG support
Monster t-shirt
Barbecue dinner
Goodie bag