The total elevation difference for this wilderness hiking trail is 1,421 feet which is an average number. The hiking and backpacking trail stays roughly within the same elevation zone the whole time, so you won’t have to worry about different climate zones along your trek. Hockett Meadows Trail has only one trailhead, so you're looking at an in and out hike. This neighborhood does get very dry sometimes, so make sure you check current conditions and fire restrictions with local forest authorities before you head out. With its 20.2 miles of walking distance; it's considered a longer trek. Hockett Meadows Trail is quite long, so make sure you bring plenty of supplies. Now, this is roughly a 3-day backcountry walk, so it's a fine thing if your backpack is big enough to do the job.