This trail has a total elevation difference of 2,221 feet which is an average number. Keep in mind that this is a long backcountry trail, so do pack enough food to last the whole trip. This trail has only one trailhead, so in and out is the way to trek it normally. This walk should take you about 3.5 days, so make sure you've got all your overnight gear packed. This backcountry trail sometimes gets very dry, so make sure you check current conditions and fire restrictions with local forest authorities before you head out. With its 24.4 miles of walking distance; it's longer than many hiking and backpacking trails. Some parts of Horse Ridge National Scenic Trail are much higher up than other parts of the hiking and backpacking trail, and that means that some parts of the hiking and backpacking trail could be very different from other parts of it.