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Highland Trail, California

   
This great outdoors hiking trail has two trailheads, so if you can get a ride from someone, you can walk it just one way. This area does get very dry sometimes, so make sure you check current conditions and fire restrictions with local forest authorities before you head out. This is a backpacking trail that is quite long, so make sure you bring plenty of supplies. This backpacking trail goes through some very different elevations, so keep in mind that you may need to dress differently at different elevations. Highland Trail has a total elevation difference of 2,237 feet which is about average. Now, this is roughly a 2.5-day backcountry walk, so it's a good thing if your backpack is big enough to do the job. With its 16 miles of walking distance; it's longer than many backpacking trails.


Trailhead 1 to Trailhead 2:
Total hiking length = 8 miles
Total climbing distance = 3.8 miles
Difficulty : Difficult
Casual Hiking Pace: 7.5 hours
Fast Hiking Pace: 4 hours

Trailhead 2 to Trailhead 1:
Total hiking length = 8 miles
Total climbing distance = 3.2 miles
Difficulty : Difficult
Casual Hiking Pace: 7 hours
Fast Hiking Pace: 4 hours
    Trailhead 1 back to Trailhead 1:
Total hiking length = 16 miles
Total climbing distance = 7 miles
Difficulty : Difficult
Casual Hiking Pace: 2.5 days
Fast Hiking Pace: 1.5 days

Trailhead 2 back to Trailhead 2:
Total hiking length = 16 miles
Total climbing distance = 7 miles
Difficulty : Difficult
Casual Hiking Pace: 2.5 days
Fast Hiking Pace: 1.5 days

Total elevation difference: 2237 feet
   
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