This great outdoors trail has a total elevation difference of 1,147 feet which is about average. This backcountry trek shouldn't take more than 7.5 hours, but you never know stuff could go wrong and you could get stuck so be prepared for that. This great outdoors trail has only one trailhead, so you'll be backcountry hiking it in and back out. Sometimes this hiking and backpacking trail gets really dry, so make sure you check current conditions and fire restrictions with local forest authorities before you head out. The backpacking 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. Being 8.4 miles long it's a mid length hike. This is a hiking and backpacking trail that is quite long, so do pack enough food to last the whole trip.