The total elevation difference for The Caracole is 1,274 feet which is about average. The Caracole has only one trailhead, so you'll be hiking it in and back out. Sometimes this great outdoors trail gets really dry, so donít forget to check for any current fire restrictions before you go. Keep in mind that this is a long great outdoors trail, so make sure you bring plenty of supplies. The great outdoors hiking trail stays roughly within the same elevation zone the whole time which means the conditions are about the same from start to finish. You should count on this backcountry hike taking about 5.5 hours, but you never know stuff could go wrong and you could get stuck so be prepared for that. The Caracole is 6.2 miles long it's an average length great outdoors hiking trail.