Different parts of East Horsetheif Trail are at very different elevations, and that means that some parts of the backcountry hiking trail could be very different from other parts of it. East Horsetheif Trail is quite long, so make sure you bring plenty of supplies. The total elevation difference for East Horsetheif Trail is 2,793 feet, and that is higher than average. With its 7.8 miles of walking distance it's an average length backcountry hiking trail. This is a one trailhead great outdoors trail, so in and out is the way to hike it normally. This backcountry trek shouldn't take more than 7 hours, but you never know stuff could go wrong and you could get stuck so be prepared for that. This backpacking and hiking trail sometimes gets very dry, so make sure you check current conditions and fire restrictions with local forest authorities before you head out.