Chetco Peak Trail has a total elevation difference of 860 feet which is a lower than average number. Now this hiking trail is pretty long, so do pack enough food to last the whole trip. This hiking trail sometimes gets very dry, so make sure you check current conditions and fire restrictions with local forest authorities before you head out. Now, this is roughly a 3-day backcountry hike, so it's a splendid thing if your backpack is big enough to do the job. Chetco Peak Trail has only one trailhead, so in and out is the way to backcountry walk it normally. There's not much difference in elevation along Chetco Peak Trail, so you get pretty much the same conditions along the whole backcountry trail. Being 18.8 miles long; it's a long backcountry trail.