The total elevation difference for this great outdoors hiking trail is 4,155 feet which is a higher than average number. This great outdoors hiking trail has only one trailhead, so in and out is the way to backcountry hike it normally. Being 8 miles long it's an average length great outdoors hiking trail. This vicinity does get very dry sometimes, so donít forget to check for any current fire restrictions before you go. This is a long great outdoors trail, so do pack enough food to last the whole trip. Different parts of Rough Gulch Trail are at very different elevations which of course means you need to be prepared for different conditions on different parts of the great outdoors hiking trail. You should count on this backcountry hike taking about 7 hours, but you never know stuff could go wrong and you could get stuck so be prepared for that.