This is a one trailhead trail, so you'll be trekking it in and back out. Sometimes this hiking and backpacking trail gets really dry, so make sure you check current conditions and fire restrictions with local forest authorities before you head out. Crane Mountain National Recreation Trail stays roughly within the same elevation zone the whole time, so you won’t have to worry about different climate zones along your trek. With its 14.6 miles of walking distance; it's longer than many hiking trails. The total elevation difference for this trail is 1,088 feet which is an average number. Of course, this is an overnight trek, 2 days normally, so better have big a backpack to fit all the stuff you need. Keep in mind that this is a long hiking and backpacking trail, so do pack enough food to last the whole trip.