It is found northeast of Falkreath and several steps lead up to the entrance. To reach it, the Dragonborn must leave Falkreath from the mill and go up the road until a dirt trail leads off from the road. After following that trail and making a left turn, the Dragonborn must continue forward until reaching the ruin. When walking up to the entrance, a draugr will emerge from a sarcophagus and a skeleton will approach, while another draugr guards the entrance. There is a chance a troll might appear before entering the area.
Within the Shriekwind ruin, in one of many small rooms, there are around a dozen pairs of shoes bunched together. Among this assorted collection, one may find the rare fur-lined boots and pleated shoes, which is one of the very few locations these boots are found.