Deception Way has a total elevation difference of 1,482 feet which is about average. The time needed for this trek is roughly 5 hours, but of course some people walk a bit slower and some a bit faster. Even though this is not a very long backcountry trail you should still bring some emergency supplies just in case something happens. Deception Way is a one trailhead hiking trail, so you're looking at an in and out trek. The backcountry hiking trail stays roughly within the same elevation zone the whole time, so you get pretty much the same conditions along the whole backcountry hiking trail. This area 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. Being 6 miles long it's an average length backcountry hiking trail.