This wilderness hiking trail has only one trailhead, so you'll be backpacking it in and back out. Some parts of this backpacking trail are much higher up than other parts of the backpacking trail, so keep in mind that you may need to dress differently at different elevations. The total elevation difference for Potrero Canyon Trail is 2,012 feet, and that is about average. You should count on this backcountry trek taking about 6.5 hours, but of course some folks walk a bit slower and some a bit faster. With its 7.8 miles of walking distance it's a mid length backcountry hike. Potrero Canyon Trail is quite long, so make sure you bring plenty of supplies. Sometimes this backpacking and hiking trail gets really dry, so make sure you check current conditions and fire restrictions with local forest authorities before you head out.