The total elevation difference for East Zigzag Mountain Trail is 1,181 feet which is an average number. East Zigzag Mountain Trail is a one trailhead wilderness trail, so you're looking at an in and out backcountry trek. At parts of the year this vicinity sees very little rain, so make sure you check current conditions and fire restrictions with local forest authorities before you head out. East Zigzag Mountain Trail is 8.6 miles long it's a mid length hike. This is a long wilderness hiking trail, so don't forget to pack enough supplies. The great outdoors trail stays roughly within the same elevation zone the whole time, so you get pretty much the same conditions along the whole great outdoors trail. The time needed for this backcountry hike is roughly 7.5 hours, but you never know stuff could go wrong and you could get stuck so be prepared for that.