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El Capitan Trail, California

   
El Capitan Trail has a total elevation difference of 4,758 feet which is a higher than average number. Sometimes this great outdoors hiking trail gets really dry, so donít forget to check for any current fire restrictions before you go. This wilderness trail goes through some very different elevations, so keep in mind that you may need to dress differently at different elevations. Of course, this is an overnight backcountry hike, 4.5 days normally, so make sure you've got all your overnight gear packed. Being 29.4 miles long; it's longer than many wilderness trails. This is a long great outdoors hiking trail, so do pack enough food to last the whole trip. El Capitan Trail is a two ended backpacking trail with two trailheads, so if you can get a ride from someone, you can backcountry hike it just one way.


Trailhead 1 to Trailhead 2:
Total hiking length = 14.7 miles
Total climbing distance = 5.8 miles
Difficulty : Difficult
Casual Hiking Pace: 2 days
Fast Hiking Pace: 7 hours

Trailhead 2 to Trailhead 1:
Total hiking length = 14.7 miles
Total climbing distance = 7 miles
Difficulty : Difficult
Casual Hiking Pace: 2.5 days
Fast Hiking Pace: 7.5 hours
    Trailhead 1 back to Trailhead 1:
Total hiking length = 29.4 miles
Total climbing distance = 12.8 miles
Difficulty : Difficult
Casual Hiking Pace: 4.5 days
Fast Hiking Pace: 3 days

Trailhead 2 back to Trailhead 2:
Total hiking length = 29.4 miles
Total climbing distance = 12.8 miles
Difficulty : Difficult
Casual Hiking Pace: 4.5 days
Fast Hiking Pace: 3 days

Total elevation difference: 4758 feet
   
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