This backcountry hiking trail has a total elevation difference of 675 feet which is lower than average. This backcountry walk shouldn't take more than 5.5 hours, but of course some people walk a bit slower and some a bit faster. With its 6.1 miles of walking distance it's a mid length walk. Elko Hamilton Stage Route is quite long, so don't forget to pack enough supplies. This region does get very dry sometimes, so make sure you check current conditions and fire restrictions with local forest authorities before you head out. There's not much difference in elevation along the backcountry hiking trail which means the conditions are about the same from start to finish.