This is a one trailhead backpacking trail, so you're looking at an in and out backcountry hike. The total elevation difference for Benson Trail is 1,312 feet, and that is about average. Now this backpacking trail is pretty long, so do pack enough food to last the whole trip. Benson Trail is 8.4 miles long it's an average length wilderness trail. The time needed for this hike is roughly 7.5 hours, but you never know stuff could go wrong and you could get stuck so be prepared for that. There's not much difference in elevation along the wilderness trail, so you wonít have to worry about different climate zones along your backcountry hike. This vicinity does get very dry sometimes, so donít forget to check for any current fire restrictions before you go.