There is only one trailhead, so in and out is the way to backcountry walk it normally. Butano Ridge Loop Trail is 4.2 miles long it's a mid length backcountry walk. This is not a very long great outdoors trail but you should still bring some emergency supplies just in case something happens. The time needed for this hike is roughly 4 hours, but of course some folks walk a bit slower and some a bit faster. Some parts of this backcountry trail are much higher up than other parts of the backcountry trail which of course means you need to be prepared for different conditions on different parts of the backcountry trail. This vicinity does get very dry sometimes, so donít forget to check for any current fire restrictions before you go. The total elevation difference for Butano Ridge Loop Trail is 1,656 feet which is an average number.