You start from the Scheffau Tourist Information Office heading towards the main road and take the underpass to get to the other side of the road. You now follow the signpost (no. 28) and the road to Auwinkel. There you have the option of going on to Ellmau or taking the underpass and following the other side of the road heading for Auwald (trail no. 14).
After the section of forest you turn left in the direction of Horngach and follow the road (trail no. 9) till you reach the Niederachen fork. Follow the gravel path till you come to the village of Niederachen. Turn right at the Kurzenhof farm and follow the road to a small farm track that takes you to the district of Am Trattenbach (trail no. 814) and back to the village.