The total elevation difference for this backpacking and hiking trail is 2,092 feet which is an average number. Keep in mind that this is a long wilderness trail, so do pack enough food to last the whole trip. Some parts of this hiking and backpacking trail are much higher up than other parts of the hiking and backpacking trail which of course means you need to be prepared for different conditions on different parts of the hiking and backpacking trail. Long Canyon Trail has only one trailhead, so in and out is the way to walk it normally. Being 14.6 miles long; it's longer than many hiking and backpacking trails. This vicinity does get very dry sometimes, so donít forget to check for any current fire restrictions before you go. Now, this is roughly a 2-day backcountry trek, so better have big a backpack to fit all the stuff you need.