There is only one trailhead, so you're looking at an in and out hike. This hiking trail has a total elevation difference of 2,891 feet, and that is higher than average. This great outdoors trail sometimes gets very dry, so donít forget to check for any current fire restrictions before you go. This backcountry hike shouldn't take more than 3.5 hours, but you never know stuff could go wrong and you could get stuck so be prepared for that. This hiking and backpacking trail goes through some very different elevations, so keep in mind that you may need to dress differently at different elevations. This is not a very long great outdoors trail but you should still bring some emergency supplies just in case something happens. Being 4.2 miles long it's a mid length hike.