Kitching Peak Trail has a total elevation difference of 2,299 feet, and that is about average. This backcountry walk shouldn't take more than 6 hours, but you never know stuff could go wrong and you could get stuck so be prepared for that. Kitching Peak Trail is a one trailhead great outdoors trail, so you're looking at an in and out walk. This is a backpacking and hiking trail that is quite long, so do pack enough food to last the whole trip. Being 6.8 miles long it's an average length backpacking trail. Some parts of Kitching Peak Trail are much higher up than other parts of the backpacking trail which of course means you need to be prepared for different conditions on different parts of the backpacking trail. This region does get very dry sometimes, so make sure you check current conditions and fire restrictions with local forest authorities before you head out.