Even though this is not a very long great outdoors trail you should still bring some emergency supplies just in case something happens. This great outdoors trail sometimes gets very dry, so donít forget to check for any current fire restrictions before you go. Chinaman Trail has a total elevation difference of 237 feet, and that is lower than average. Being 3.2 miles long it's a short backcountry trail. There is only one trailhead, so you'll be backpacking it in and back out. There's not much difference in elevation along the backcountry trail, so you wonít have to worry about different climate zones along your backcountry trek. You should count on this walk taking about 3 hours, but of course some folks walk a bit slower and some a bit faster.