Elk Prairie Trail has a total elevation difference of 147 feet which is a lower than average number. You should count on this backcountry walk taking about 2.5 hours, but of course some folks walk a bit slower and some a bit faster. The backpacking trail stays roughly within the same elevation zone the whole time, so you get pretty much the same conditions along the whole backpacking trail. Elk Prairie Trail is not that long but it's always pleasant to bring some emergency supplies, you never know what could happen. This great outdoors trail sometimes gets very dry, so make sure you check current conditions and fire restrictions with local forest authorities before you head out. Elk Prairie Trail is 2.6 miles long it's shorter than many backpacking trails.