This is a one trailhead wilderness trail, so you'll be backpacking it in and back out. Different parts of this backpacking and hiking trail are at very different elevations which of course means you need to be prepared for different conditions on different parts of the backpacking and hiking trail. This vicinity does get very dry sometimes, so make sure you check current conditions and fire restrictions with local forest authorities before you head out. Now, this is roughly a 2.5-day backcountry hike, so make sure you've got all your overnight gear packed. This wilderness trail has a total elevation difference of 3,021 feet, and that is higher than average. Atwell Hockett Trail is quite long, so don't forget to pack enough supplies. With its 17.2 miles of walking distance; it's longer than many backpacking and hiking trails.