This great outdoors trail has a total elevation difference of 2,327 feet which is an average number. There is only one trailhead, so in and out is the way to trek it normally. This backcountry trail sometimes gets very dry, so make sure you check current conditions and fire restrictions with local forest authorities before you head out. Now this backcountry trail is pretty long, so do pack enough food to last the whole trip. This hike should take you about 2.5 days, so it's a fine thing if your backpack is big enough to do the job. Different parts of this backpacking trail are at very different elevations, so keep in mind that you may need to dress differently at different elevations. With its 15.6 miles of walking distance; it's a long backpacking trail.