There is only one trailhead, so you'll be backpacking it in and back out. This hiking and backpacking trail has a total elevation difference of 1,264 feet, and that is about average. The trail stays roughly within the same elevation zone the whole time which means the conditions are about the same from start to finish. With its 3.2 miles of walking distance it's shorter than many trails. You should count on this backcountry hike taking about 2.5 hours, but you never know stuff could go wrong and you could get stuck so be prepared for that. This backcountry 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. Even though this is not a very long backcountry trail you should still bring some emergency supplies just in case something happens.