Baldy Trail has a total elevation difference of 1,147 feet which is about average. You spend the whole backcountry hike in roughly the same elevation zone, so you won’t have to worry about different climate zones along your backcountry hike. Baldy Trail is quite long, so don't forget to pack enough supplies. This backpacking and hiking trail has only one trailhead, so you're looking at an in and out trek. This backcountry hike should take you about 1.5 days, so better have big a backpack to fit all the stuff you need. Being 11.6 miles long; it's a long backpacking and hiking trail. This hiking and backpacking 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.