The trail starts from the place called La Pisc, situated at the tail of Gura Raului Lake, at the confluence between Raul Mare and Raul Mic brooks. You start heading south on the occasionally paved forest road through Cibin Gorge. After approximately 1½ hours, you reach the intersection between Raul Mare and Daneasa brooks. Up to this point, where there is a small dam, the trail shares its route with the red dot trail. From here, you follow the forest road to the right on Raul Mare Valley. After approximately 30 minutes, you reach the so-called Giant Fir Tree (Bradul Urias), an over 500-year-old fir tree that is taller than 40 m, to rest for a short while. From here, you continue up on the forest road, past Craciuneasa group of huts and Craciuneasa Forest Lodge to then reach Niculesti Forest Lodge and the intersection with the red cross trail. From here, you can continue along the blue triangle marking to Canaia Mountain Hut or Iezerul Mare.