Cold Water Trail has a total elevation difference of 3,883 feet which is higher than average. This wilderness hiking trail goes through some very different elevations, and that means that some parts of the wilderness hiking trail could be very different from other parts of it. This backcountry trek should take you about 2 days, so it's a great thing if your backpack is big enough to do the job. This neighborhood does get very dry sometimes, so make sure you check current conditions and fire restrictions with local forest authorities before you head out. Cold Water Trail is a one trailhead great outdoors hiking trail, so you're looking at an in and out backcountry trek. This is a trail that is quite long, so make sure you bring plenty of supplies. Cold Water Trail is 13 miles long; it's longer than many wilderness hiking trails.