The total elevation difference for this backpacking and hiking trail is 2,203 feet, and that is about average. This backpacking and hiking trail has only one trailhead, so in and out is the way to backcountry trek it normally. You should count on this backcountry hike taking about 8.5 hours, but you never know stuff could go wrong and you could get stuck so be prepared for that. Being 10.2 miles long; it's a long hiking and backpacking trail. This neighborhood does get very dry sometimes, so do check for current fire restrictions before you go if you plan to bring a stove or make a camp fire. This is a long great outdoors trail, so do pack enough food to last the whole trip. This hiking and backpacking trail goes through some very different elevations, so keep in mind that you may need to dress differently at different elevations.