The total elevation difference for Ryan Mountain Trail is 1,269 feet which is about average. With its 2.8 miles of walking distance it's shorter than many great outdoors hiking trails. Ryan Mountain Trail is not that long but you should still bring some emergency supplies just in case something happens. This backcountry hike shouldn't take more than 2.5 hours, but of course some folks walk a bit slower and some a bit faster. The great outdoors hiking trail stays roughly within the same elevation zone the whole time which means the conditions are about the same from start to finish. Sometimes this trail gets really dry, so do check for current fire restrictions before you go if you plan to bring a stove or make a camp fire. There is only one trailhead, so you'll be backcountry hiking it in and back out.