This hiking trail has only one trailhead, so you'll be backcountry hiking it in and back out. This walk shouldn't take more than 7 hours, but of course some people walk a bit slower and some a bit faster. Being 7.8 miles long it's a mid length hike. The total elevation difference for this hiking trail is 770 feet which is lower than average. This great outdoors hiking trail sometimes gets very dry, so make sure you check current conditions and fire restrictions with local forest authorities before you head out. Keep in mind that this is a long great outdoors hiking trail, so make sure you bring plenty of supplies. Lake Ranch Trail stays roughly within the same elevation zone the whole time, so you won’t have to worry about different climate zones along your hike.