The Merry Monster route will be changing this year. We'll try to update this by the end of January. Below is the route we used last year.

The Merry Monster leaves Mendocino College, but then heads east and north into Redwood Valley, making a loop around the valley, past many vineyards and farm lands and country homes. The vistas are beautiful. You'll return to Mendocino College on a different route to complete your loop. The Merry Monster is 25.4 miles long and has 750 ft of climbing.




Distance – 25.4 miles
Elevation Gain – 750 feet


Not much climbing
Gorgeous vineyard views
Rural roads
Several great rest stops
Excellent SAG support
Monster t-shirt
Barbecue dinner
Goodie bag