The total elevation difference for Trout Creek Trail is 4,009 feet which is higher than average. Keep in mind that this is a long great outdoors hiking trail, so don't forget to pack enough supplies. This backcountry walk 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. There is only one trailhead, so in and out is the way to backcountry hike it normally. Trout Creek Trail goes through some very different elevations, so keep in mind that you may need to dress differently at different elevations. This great outdoors hiking trail sometimes gets very dry, so make sure you check current conditions and fire restrictions with local forest authorities before you head out. Being 7.8 miles long it's an average length hiking trail.