Lightning Trail is a one trailhead trail, so in and out is the way to walk it normally. You should count on this backcountry walk taking about 2 hours, but of course some folks walk a bit slower and some a bit faster. This hiking trail sometimes gets very dry, so donít forget to check for any current fire restrictions before you go. You spend the whole backcountry trek in roughly the same elevation zone, so you wonít have to worry about different climate zones along your backcountry trek. This hiking trail is not that long but it's always great to bring some emergency supplies, you never know what could happen. Lightning Trail is 2.2 miles long it's a short wilderness hiking trail. This trail has a total elevation difference of 1,399 feet which is an average number.