This backpacking trail has a total elevation difference of 2,741 feet which is higher than average. This is a trail that is quite long, so make sure you bring plenty of supplies. Cold Spring Trail is a one trailhead backpacking trail, so you're looking at an in and out backcountry walk. With its 14.4 miles of walking distance; it's a long backpacking and hiking trail. Different parts of Cold Spring Trail are at very different elevations which of course means you need to be prepared for different conditions on different parts of the backpacking and hiking trail. This walk should take you about 2 days, so it's a nice thing if your backpack is big enough to do the job. 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.