The trail starts in the center of the resort in front of Cheia Hotel. Follow the paved road to the south-east and after 200 meters walk past the gym, then after another 130 meters walk past the Museum of Mine Flowers, and in 70 meters leave the asphalt road in a curve to the left. Walk straight ahead on the dirt road, leave the Museum of Anthropology to the left and after 150 meters on the asphalt road turn left on the street that leads to Cheia Monastery (170 meters). Continue on the street on the left side of the monastery, along Pensiunea Medina, beside the forest, for 700 meters and then between the houses for about 600 meters to DN1A (entering Gropsoarele Valley) (intersection with Trails 7 and 8). To follow Trails 7 and 8 walk on the asphalt road to the right for 15 meters. Follow Gropsoarele Valley to the north, past the barrier on the forest road. Walk for 1.2 km on the forest road, along the stream, on a gentle climb to the southern end of Poiana Gropsoarele meadow. Follow the road 300 meters north, through the meadow, and continue along the dry stream of Gropsoarele Valley for 170 meters. The rocky valley remains ahead and you turn left and walk for 750 meters on a narrow road up to an elevation of approximately 1,030 m, at the entrance to the forest. Climb Plaiul Muntele Rosu between Gropsoarele and Tampa streams on a forest road with many fallen trees. The forest road takes you up to an elevation of 1,280 m (1.4 km, 250 m difference in elevation) and you will continue west on the marked path, slightly downhill towards Muntele Rosu meadow. When you are out of the forest, turn right north for 130 meters until you reach the entrance to Silva Hotel. Turn left onto the access road, slightly downhill, to the intersection with Trails 5 and 18.