The total elevation difference for this great outdoors trail is 2,021 feet which is about average. There is only one trailhead, so you're looking at an in and out hike. Don Victor Valley Fire Trail is quite long, so do pack enough food to last the whole trip. Sometimes this wilderness 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. With its 9.4 miles of walking distance; it's longer than many hiking and backpacking trails. You should count on this backcountry hike taking about 8.5 hours, but of course some people walk a bit slower and some a bit faster. Different parts of Don Victor Valley Fire Trail are at very different elevations which of course means you need to be prepared for different conditions on different parts of the hiking and backpacking trail.