Visited this one several times 30 to 40 years ago for the nice views.
Walked up from the gate for a late lunch/early dinner while the sun was setting.
This was our final stop of a very eventful 1000+ mile road trip. My wife and I were able to drive our car to the summit area. The final 1/2-mile or so of road (beyond the final gate) was narrow and had exposed drop-offs (with few turnouts)... so we were glad to be the only car which ventured to the top. That is probably why most people stopped at the parking area below the final gate and hiked the summit trail (approximately 1/2-mile, itself) to the top. Fantastic views! The lookout volunteer was kind enough to share some of his lookout experiences and point-out nearby lookout locations (Mount Fremont, Kelly Butte).
Been up here several times as the views/effort ratio is high.
Biked up, took lower Skookum back for a nice big day.
By ski, bike, car and hike. Sun Top Map Sun Top South is also a great hike from the parking area just south of the summit Sun Top South Trip Report
but excellent views!!!!!! Good winter workout!!