This great outdoors trail has a total elevation difference of 1,010 feet which is an average number. This backcountry trek shouldn't take more than 7 hours, but you never know stuff could go wrong and you could get stuck so be prepared for that. At parts of the year this area sees very little rain, so make sure you check current conditions and fire restrictions with local forest authorities before you head out. This is a long backcountry hiking trail, so do pack enough food to last the whole trip. There's not much difference in elevation along the backpacking and hiking trail, so you won’t have to worry about different climate zones along your trek. With its 7.8 miles of walking distance it's a mid length trek. This is a one trailhead great outdoors trail, so you'll be backpacking it in and back out.