The total elevation difference for Hot Springs Trail is 1,545 feet, and that is about average. Hot Springs Trail is a one trailhead backpacking and hiking trail, so in and out is the way to walk it normally. This hiking trail is not that long but you should still bring some emergency supplies just in case something happens. Being 4.4 miles long it's an average length backcountry trail. This backcountry trail goes through some very different elevations, so keep in mind that you may need to dress differently at different elevations. This hiking trail sometimes gets very dry, so make sure you check current conditions and fire restrictions with local forest authorities before you head out. The time needed for this backcountry hike is roughly 4 hours, but you never know stuff could go wrong and you could get stuck so be prepared for that.