This backcountry hike shouldn't take more than 3 hours, but of course some people walk a bit slower and some a bit faster. Murphy Trail is 3.6 miles long it's a shorter type hike. Some parts of this great outdoors hiking trail are much higher up than other parts of the great outdoors hiking trail which of course means you need to be prepared for different conditions on different parts of the great outdoors hiking trail. Murphy Trail has a total elevation difference of 2,025 feet which is an average number. This area does get very dry sometimes, so donít forget to check for any current fire restrictions before you go. There is only one trailhead, so you'll be hiking it in and back out. This is not a very long wilderness hiking trail but you should still bring some emergency supplies just in case something happens.