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There is a loop around the peak. The shorter route is to take the left side as you come up the road trail. There will be a picnic area not too far up and another jaunt up to the top.
If you take the right direction at the loop you will go several extra miles if you wish to complete the loop.
I did the long way around but will take the pleasant left route in the future.
Went on a weekday morning so it wasn't that busy. Saw less than 10 people the entire hike. Went up the fire road and down the madrone trail that connects beck to the fire road to make a loop. Would've been a better workout to go up the madrone trail and down the fire road. Partly shaded and nice views at the top.