This backcountry trail has a total elevation difference of 1,315 feet which is about average. There is only one trailhead, so in and out is the way to backcountry hike it normally. Now this wilderness hiking trail is pretty long, so do pack enough food to last the whole trip. This wilderness hiking trail sometimes gets very dry, so make sure you check current conditions and fire restrictions with local forest authorities before you head out. You spend the whole walk in roughly the same elevation zone, so you won’t have to worry about different climate zones along your walk. Now, this is roughly a 3-day backcountry walk, so better have big a backpack to fit all the stuff you need. With its 20.6 miles of walking distance; it's considered a longer walk.