The total elevation difference for this hiking trail is 1,385 feet which is an average number. There's not much difference in elevation along the great outdoors hiking trail which means the conditions are about the same from start to finish. This hiking trail has only one trailhead, so you'll be trekking it in and back out. With its 3.6 miles of walking distance it's a shorter type trek. Even though this is not a very long backpacking and hiking trail it's always pleasant to bring some emergency supplies, you never know what could happen. The time needed for this backcountry trek is roughly 3 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 neighborhood sees very little rain, so do check for current fire restrictions before you go if you plan to bring a stove or make a camp fire.