This hiking trail has a total elevation difference of 704 feet which is lower than average. Now this backcountry hiking trail is pretty long, so do pack enough food to last the whole trip. You should count on this hike taking about 7.5 hours, but you never know stuff could go wrong and you could get stuck so be prepared for that. Island Meadow Trail stays roughly within the same elevation zone the whole time, so you won’t have to worry about different climate zones along your hike. Island Meadow Trail is a one trailhead hiking trail, so you'll be backcountry backpacking it in and back out. At parts of the year this neighborhood sees very little rain, so make sure you check current conditions and fire restrictions with local forest authorities before you head out. Island Meadow Trail is 9 miles long it's an average length great outdoors trail.