Of course, this is an overnight backcountry trek, 2 days normally, so better have big a backpack to fit all the stuff you need. You spend the whole backcountry walk in roughly the same elevation zone, so you wonít have to worry about different climate zones along your backcountry walk. There is only one trailhead, so you'll be backpacking it in and back out. Lake Way is quite long, so don't forget to pack enough supplies. This backcountry hiking trail has a total elevation difference of 1,337 feet which is an average number. Sometimes this hiking trail gets really dry, so donít forget to check for any current fire restrictions before you go. Lake Way is 14.8 miles long; it's a long hiking trail.