In the western part of Slatioara, at the confluence betweeen Ursului and Ion creeks, there is a signpost indicating the starting point for trails 23 (blue cross) and 24 (red triangle). Trail 23 goes up the asphalt road on Ursului creek 1.8 km. Then, soon, you leave the stream and climb steeply to the right (N), past a house and up to the interfluve between Caselor and Slatioara valleys. Here, enter the forest and turn left (W), but you do not continue along the ridge. Instead, you follow a road cut into the mountainside that climbs gently and goes around a wooded peak (on the right, N). In the saddle that follows after the detour, change direction to the right and continue up on the ridge through a beautiful forest. Finally the road turns into a path and the climb becomes steeper. Get out into the pasture, walk past a sheepfold, and guided by the signposts reach the signpost at the intersection with trail 19 (red cross).