This is not a very long backpacking trail but it's always pleasant to bring some emergency supplies, you never know what could happen. Being .8 miles long it's a shorter type backcountry trek. The trail stays roughly within the same elevation zone the whole time which means the conditions are about the same from start to finish. Big Tree Trail has a total elevation difference of 46 feet, and that is lower than average. This backpacking trail sometimes gets very dry, so donít forget to check for any current fire restrictions before you go. This backcountry trek shouldn't take more than .5 hours, but you never know stuff could go wrong and you could get stuck so be prepared for that. This backpacking and hiking trail has only one trailhead, so you'll be hiking it in and back out.