The total elevation difference for this backcountry trail is 2,253 feet which is an average number. This is a one trailhead backcountry trail, so you'll be trekking it in and back out. This hike should take you about 2 days, so make sure you've got all your overnight gear packed. This is a long wilderness trail, so do pack enough food to last the whole trip. Sometimes this wilderness 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. Different parts of this backcountry hiking trail are at very different elevations which of course means you need to be prepared for different conditions on different parts of the backcountry hiking trail. With its 12.2 miles of walking distance; it's longer than many backcountry hiking trails.