This neighborhood does get very dry sometimes, so donít forget to check for any current fire restrictions before you go. The total elevation difference for this hiking trail is 735 feet, and that is lower than average. There's not much difference in elevation along the wilderness trail which means the conditions are about the same from start to finish. Horsethief Ridge Trail is not that long but you should still bring some emergency supplies just in case something happens. Being 2.2 miles long it's shorter than many wilderness trails. There is only one trailhead, so you're looking at an in and out hike. This hike shouldn't take more than 2 hours, but of course some folks walk a bit slower and some a bit faster.