This is a motorcycle trail also, maintained and brushed thanks to OHV greensticker funds and local offroad motorcycle clubs. Says Mike
There is only one trailhead, so in and out is the way to backcountry trek it normally. This hiking trail has a total elevation difference of 1,624 feet, and that is about average. Now this hiking trail is pretty long, so do pack enough food to last the whole trip. This hike should take you about 3 days, so make sure you've got all your overnight gear packed. Sometimes this hiking trail gets really dry, so donít forget to check for any current fire restrictions before you go. Being 18.2 miles long; it's considered a longer backcountry hike. Ortega Trail goes through some very different elevations, so keep in mind that you may need to dress differently at different elevations.