With its 14.4 miles of walking distance; it's considered a longer backcountry hike. This wilderness trail goes through some very different elevations, and that means that some parts of the wilderness trail could be very different from other parts of it. This backcountry walk should take you about 2 days, so it's a good thing if your backpack is big enough to do the job. This is a long backpacking and hiking trail, so do pack enough food to last the whole trip. Heartbreak Ridge Trail has only one trailhead, so you'll be trekking it in and back out. Heartbreak Ridge Trail has a total elevation difference of 4,007 feet which is higher than average. Sometimes this backpacking and hiking trail gets really dry, so make sure you check current conditions and fire restrictions with local forest authorities before you head out.