To reach the highest point of the mountain and the cross you can follow the paths that pass through nature, varying in difficulty and height difference.
The panorama that opens up around the summit is a few hundred meters from the last refuge, where you can comfortably arrive by car and park. It's a walk that's suitable for the whole family and will lead you to your destination in just a few minutes. After the cross, it's only a few steps to the Madonna degli Scouts, placed above the rocks of trachytic origin and where the summit signal of the Military Geographical Institute dated 1935 is located. The panorama here is also excellent and extends over the whole of Southern Tuscany and the Val d'Orcia.
Trekking lovers can instead opt for the Capomacchia path, which measures about 2 km and is a bit more challenging in the final stretch. The last kilometer that separates it from the summit is the La Scalettaia path, a natural continuation of the Capomacchia and of medium-high difficulty.
The ring that starts from Prato delle Macinaie climbs up to the top and presents a moderate difference in height. It has a total distance of 7 km immersed in the dense forests of beech and chestnut trees that have a different appearance in every season. The most charming period is autumn, where the display of fall foliage casts a remarkable orange light.