Franklin Trail is a one trailhead hiking trail, so you'll be backpacking it in and back out. Some parts of Franklin Trail are much higher up than other parts of the wilderness hiking trail, so keep in mind that you may need to dress differently at different elevations. This hike 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. At parts of the year this neighborhood sees very little rain, so do check for current fire restrictions before you go if you plan to bring a stove or make a camp fire. Being 8 miles long it's an average length wilderness hiking trail. The total elevation difference for this hiking trail is 2,209 feet which is an average number. This is a trail that is quite long, so don't forget to pack enough supplies.