Sycamore Trail is a one trailhead backcountry trail, so in and out is the way to walk it normally. This hiking 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. Some parts of Sycamore Trail are much higher up than other parts of the hiking trail, and that means that some parts of the hiking trail could be very different from other parts of it. This is a long hiking trail, so do pack enough food to last the whole trip. The total elevation difference for this backcountry trail is 2,256 feet, and that is about average. This hike shouldn't take more than 9 hours, but you never know stuff could go wrong and you could get stuck so be prepared for that. Sycamore Trail is 10 miles long; it's considered a longer walk.