Opposite the car park, the signposted forest path to Simetsberg starts.
It starts flat and remains flat, even after the junction to Eschenlaine, where you continue on the left forest road to Simetsberg. After two short hairpin bends you cross along the eastern side of the mountain for almost a kilometre. Finally the road bends and a few minutes later the discreet summer path turns right at a small cut. Here you need enough snow and an attentive view, otherwise you just walk along the forest road and take the next turnoff to the right.
Passing the scenic snow-covered forest hut, it finally becomes a little bit steeper and narrower, here the summer trail comes again from the bottom right and on this one continues now in a westerly direction until you come across a steep and thinning forest lane. Here you need the first few kickturns to climb the steepest point of this tour.
At the top of the slope you can see the upper Simetsberg Diensthütte on your right. Continue westwards over the now nearly tree-free terrain, keeping slightly to the right and over the more steep southern slope and through the short mountain pine belt up to the summit.
As far as below the steep forest lane in the area of the ascent route, then, depending on the snow situation, the upper Erzgraben offers an alternative for riding until you meet the forest road again on which you glide back towards north-east to Einsiedel, which succeeds with suitable snow and track also without pushing.