The total elevation difference for this hiking and backpacking trail is 929 feet, and that is lower than average. With its 3.4 miles of walking distance it's a short wilderness trail. This vicinity does get very dry sometimes, so make sure you check current conditions and fire restrictions with local forest authorities before you head out. This is not a very long backpacking and hiking trail but you should still bring some emergency supplies just in case something happens. Chaos Crags Trail stays roughly within the same elevation zone the whole time which means the conditions are about the same from start to finish. Chaos Crags Trail is a one trailhead hiking and backpacking trail, so you'll be backcountry hiking it in and back out. You should count on this walk taking about 3 hours, but of course some people walk a bit slower and some a bit faster.