The total elevation difference for this backpacking and hiking trail is 930 feet, and that is lower than average. Coffee Flat Trail has only one trailhead, so in and out is the way to backcountry hike it normally. This is a long great outdoors hiking trail, so don't forget to pack enough supplies. Being 18.2 miles long; it's a long backcountry trail. The backcountry trail stays roughly within the same elevation zone the whole time, so you get pretty much the same conditions along the whole backcountry trail. This great outdoors hiking trail sometimes gets very dry, so do check for current fire restrictions before you go if you plan to bring a stove or make a camp fire. Now, this is roughly a 2.5-day trek, so make sure you've got all your overnight gear packed.