There is only one trailhead, so you'll be backcountry hiking it in and back out. With its 9.6 miles of walking distance; it's longer than many great outdoors hiking trails. Different parts of this great outdoors hiking trail are at very different elevations, so keep in mind that you may need to dress differently at different elevations. This backcountry walk shouldn't take more than 8.5 hours, but of course some people walk a bit slower and some a bit faster. This great outdoors hiking trail has a total elevation difference of 1,684 feet which is an average number. Keep in mind that this is a long wilderness hiking trail, so don't forget to pack enough supplies. At parts of the year this area 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.