8.5 miles
Distance
2,748 ft
Climb
-431 ft
Descent
3,980 ft
High Point

If looking for the 'way to the top' and you do not have a local to show you, you can try to follow this route. Ignore the long listing of trails and simply follow these simple instructions.

Follow the Lookout Loop trail markers to the Lookout (it should be quite obvious when you get there ..)
Begin the descent but hang left, not following the descent of the Lookout Loop (which takes you on 3 Witches or White Rabbit).
Get yourself onto Fred and climb that until Mule Deer.
Climb that until Crow, veer right, staying on Mule Deer until you get to Rusty Muffler.
Hang a left and keep on Rusty until Sidewinder (its a long ways).
Climb Lower Sidewinder up around to the muddy dried up creek, around and push (or MacAskill) up the eroded section.
From here, head left on Cows End. It will turn into grassy 2-track and bring you just shy of Arawana Road. Although you could cross the stream and stand on the road if you really wanted to.
Begin climbing the gravel road (not Arawana Road if you chose to cross the stream), and stick to it for just over 2km. At that point you will (hopefully) spot a trail the crosses. That heads to Sidewinder/Tripod/Jose. Keep climbing the up that road and take the left turn.
Now you are just about there, cruise this bit of road for 50m or so and voila.
You would have passed Rainbow on your right about 20m before the Reservoir.

Good luck!

There are shorter and steeper ways up to Rusty but you always have to take Sidewinder to get up.

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  • Altitude min
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  • Grade min
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  • Distance climb
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  • Distance down
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  • Distance flat
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