Janus Butte Trail has a total elevation difference of 2,376 feet, and that is about average. Being 8.2 miles long it's an average length great outdoors hiking trail. This hiking and backpacking trail has only one trailhead, so in and out is the way to backcountry walk it normally. Different parts of Janus Butte Trail are at very different elevations which of course means you need to be prepared for different conditions on different parts of the great outdoors hiking trail. Keep in mind that this is a long great outdoors hiking trail, so don't forget to pack enough supplies. This walk shouldn't take more than 7.5 hours, but you never know stuff could go wrong and you could get stuck so be prepared for that. This great outdoors hiking trail sometimes gets very dry, so do check for current fire restrictions before you go if you plan to bring a stove or make a camp fire.