There is only one trailhead, so you'll be backcountry hiking it in and back out. This backpacking and hiking trail has a total elevation difference of 1,080 feet, and that is about average. You spend the whole trek in roughly the same elevation zone, so you won’t have to worry about different climate zones along your trek. The time needed for this walk is roughly 3.5 hours, but you never know stuff could go wrong and you could get stuck so be prepared for that. Sometimes this hiking trail gets really dry, so do check for current fire restrictions before you go if you plan to bring a stove or make a camp fire. With its 4.2 miles of walking distance it's a mid length trek. Even though this is not a very long hiking trail you should still bring some emergency supplies just in case something happens.