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.



Distance – 62.0 miles
Elevation Gain – 8150 feet


  • Challenging climbing

  • Challenging descents

  • Rural roads

  • Several great rest stops

  • Excellent SAG support

  • Monster bag & socks

  • Barbecue dinner

  • Goodie bag