The total elevation difference for Bonanza Trail is 3,516 feet, and that is higher than average. Bonanza Trail has only one trailhead, so you'll be backpacking it in and back out. Keep in mind that this is a long hiking trail, so do pack enough food to last the whole trip. Some parts of this great outdoors trail are much higher up than other parts of the great outdoors trail which of course means you need to be prepared for different conditions on different parts of the great outdoors trail. The time needed for this hike is roughly 6.5 hours, but you never know stuff could go wrong and you could get stuck so be prepared for that. Being 7.8 miles long it's an average length great outdoors trail.