The total elevation difference for this backcountry trail is 1,949 feet which is about average. This backcountry walk should take you about 2.5 days, so make sure you've got all your overnight gear packed. With its 15.2 miles of walking distance; it's longer than many hiking trails. Big Sur Trail is a one trailhead backcountry trail, so you're looking at an in and out backcountry walk. Sometimes this trail gets really dry, so do check for current fire restrictions before you go if you plan to bring a stove or make a camp fire. Big Sur Trail goes through some very different elevations, and that means that some parts of the hiking trail could be very different from other parts of it. This is a trail that is quite long, so make sure you bring plenty of supplies.