This hiking and backpacking trail has only one trailhead, so you'll be backpacking it in and back out. This backcountry hike shouldn't take more than 8 hours, but you never know stuff could go wrong and you could get stuck so be prepared for that. Some parts of Coldwater Trail are much higher up than other parts of the hiking and backpacking trail, and that means that some parts of the hiking and backpacking trail could be very different from other parts of it. Being 9 miles long it's a mid length backcountry hike. Now this backpacking and hiking trail is pretty long, so do pack enough food to last the whole trip. At parts of the year this vicinity sees very little rain, so donít forget to check for any current fire restrictions before you go. The total elevation difference for this hiking and backpacking trail is 3,258 feet which is a higher than average number.