The total elevation difference for Cinder Prairie Way is 3,151 feet which is a higher than average number. Cinder Prairie Way has only one trailhead, so in and out is the way to hike it normally. This trail goes through some very different elevations, and that means that some parts of the trail could be very different from other parts of it. Cinder Prairie Way is 10 miles long; it's longer than many trails. The time needed for this trek is roughly 8.5 hours, but you never know stuff could go wrong and you could get stuck so be prepared for that. This vicinity does get very dry sometimes, so do check for current fire restrictions before you go if you plan to bring a stove or make a camp fire. Keep in mind that this is a long hiking trail, so make sure you bring plenty of supplies.