The trailhead is at the hamlet of Assing on the northern slopes of the Lesachtal Valley. Follow the signs (mark 9) "Almwanderweg".
- Start altitude: 1427mm
- Summit altitude: 2286m
- Prevailing exposition: S
- Type: 1h over paths, 1h over forest roads, 1h over sparsely marked meadows
- Protection: marked but without security
From the trailhead at Assing follow the sign "Almwanderweg", marked "9" to the east. The trail runs through a dense forest without any views until you reach Oberrasteralm. From there turn north onto a forest road which will take you to Motalm. Here turn to the east for some 300m (direction Grifitzbühel), but turn north again onto the final ascent route. It runs along a dent in the Lumkofel South face and climbs towards a weakly pronounced saddle to the east of the summit block. The climb runs along grassy trails and is rather steep.
From the saddle head east trail-lessly until you reach the Lumkofel real summit. The summit Cross is located to the south.