Temelpa Trail has a total elevation difference of 1,398 feet, and that is about average. Sometimes this trail gets really dry, so make sure you check current conditions and fire restrictions with local forest authorities before you head out. This is a one trailhead hiking trail, so you'll be hiking it in and back out. There's not much difference in elevation along the hiking and backpacking trail which means the conditions are about the same from start to finish. Temelpa Trail is 2.8 miles long it's a shorter type backcountry walk. This backcountry walk shouldn't take more than 2.5 hours, but of course some folks walk a bit slower and some a bit faster. Temelpa Trail is not that long but you should still bring some emergency supplies just in case something happens.