Soldier Trail has a total elevation difference of 1,853 feet, and that is about average. You should count on this trek taking about 8.5 hours, but you never know stuff could go wrong and you could get stuck so be prepared for that. Soldier Trail is quite long, so don't forget to pack enough supplies. Different parts of this wilderness trail are at very different elevations, and that means that some parts of the wilderness trail could be very different from other parts of it. With its 10 miles of walking distance; it's considered a longer trek. This great outdoors hiking trail sometimes gets very dry, so do check for current fire restrictions before you go if you plan to bring a stove or make a camp fire. Soldier Trail is a one trailhead hiking trail, so in and out is the way to backcountry hike it normally.