The great outdoors trail stays roughly within the same elevation zone the whole time, so you won’t have to worry about different climate zones along your hike. Second Divide Trail has only one trailhead, so you'll be trekking it in and back out. This is a long wilderness hiking trail, so do pack enough food to last the whole trip. The total elevation difference for Second Divide Trail is 1,442 feet which is about average. At parts of the year this neighborhood sees very little rain, so make sure you check current conditions and fire restrictions with local forest authorities before you head out. With its 7.2 miles of walking distance it's a mid length hike. 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.