Starting at the parking lot in Kalteneck take the hiking trails Ilztalwanderweg and Goldsteig through the town. Pass the train station, get on a path alongside river Ilz and walk upstream. After a little while the river gets wilder and the path lenses, but it leads continuously alongside the romantic river Ilz. Shortly before the opening of Wolfensteiner Ohe and Ilz take the canal Mühlenkanal to get to a tarred road.
Hike passed the mill Aumühle and across a rack to Wolfensteiner Ohe (river), which you follow downstream till you reach its opening into river Ilz. Now continue on „Ilztalwanderweg“ towards river Ilz. Further down the trail you will leave the forest behind and cross a street to get to Schrottenbaumühle where you can have some food and rest. If you want to continue immediately the path leads right through the „beergarden“.
Continue following river Ilz. The turning point is located at Schneidermühle. Cross river Ilz on a bridge. After following the street about half a kilometre upwards you will reach guesthouse Hammerschmiede. At the end of the bridge turn left and continue walking alongside river Ilz. The path leads steeply upwards.
The path ends at Schrottbaumühle, where you cross river Ilz, do not follow the known path but turn right to get to the other side of the river. The path will guide you along river Ilz to Kalteneck. Across a wooden bridge you get back to Kalteneck and across river Ilz back to the starting point of this tour.