Desert Discovery Nature Trail has a total elevation difference of 22 feet which is lower than average. This vicinity does get very dry sometimes, so donít forget to check for any current fire restrictions before you go. Desert Discovery Nature Trail is not that long but you should still bring some emergency supplies just in case something happens. The backpacking trail stays roughly within the same elevation zone the whole time which means the conditions are about the same from start to finish. The time needed for this backcountry walk is roughly .5 hours, but you never know stuff could go wrong and you could get stuck so be prepared for that. With its .4 miles of walking distance it's a shorter type walk.