Cottonwood Botanical Trail is .8 miles long it's shorter than many backpacking and hiking trails. This wilderness hiking trail is not that long but you should still bring some emergency supplies just in case something happens. Cottonwood Botanical Trail stays roughly within the same elevation zone the whole time, so you get pretty much the same conditions along the whole backpacking and hiking trail. The time needed for this backcountry hike is roughly .5 hours, but of course some folks walk a bit slower and some a bit faster. The total elevation difference for this backpacking trail is 274 feet, and that is lower than average. At parts of the year this neighborhood sees very little rain, so make sure you check current conditions and fire restrictions with local forest authorities before you head out.