This is a one trailhead hiking and backpacking trail, so you'll be backcountry trekking it in and back out. There's not much difference in elevation along the trail, so you get pretty much the same conditions along the whole trail. Sometimes this hiking trail gets really dry, so make sure you check current conditions and fire restrictions with local forest authorities before you head out. Now, this is roughly a 1.5-day trek, so it's an outstanding thing if your backpack is big enough to do the job. Being 11.6 miles long; it's considered a longer trek. Now this hiking trail is pretty long, so make sure you bring plenty of supplies. East Fork Canyon Trail has a total elevation difference of 1,161 feet, and that is about average.