This great outdoors hiking trail sometimes gets very dry, so make sure you check current conditions and fire restrictions with local forest authorities before you head out. The total elevation difference for this great outdoors trail is 1,939 feet, and that is about average. This backcountry hike shouldn't take more than 6 hours, but of course some folks walk a bit slower and some a bit faster. This hiking trail goes through some very different elevations which of course means you need to be prepared for different conditions on different parts of the hiking trail. This is a great outdoors hiking trail that is quite long, so do pack enough food to last the whole trip. With its 7 miles of walking distance it's a mid length walk. Buckhorn Trail has only one trailhead, so you'll be backcountry backpacking it in and back out.