Dawson Peak Trail has a total elevation difference of 3,488 feet which is a higher than average number. This is a great outdoors hiking trail that is quite long, so do pack enough food to last the whole trip. This is a one trailhead hiking trail, so you'll be trekking it in and back out. Dawson Peak Trail goes through some very different elevations which of course means you need to be prepared for different conditions on different parts of the wilderness hiking trail. Now, this is roughly a 2.5-day walk, so it's a magnificent thing if your backpack is big enough to do the job. With its 18 miles of walking distance; it's considered a longer backcountry hike. Sometimes this great outdoors hiking trail gets really dry, so do check for current fire restrictions before you go if you plan to bring a stove or make a camp fire.