The total elevation difference for this trail is 1,585 feet, and that is about average. There is only one trailhead, so in and out is the way to backcountry hike it normally. This hike shouldn't take more than 6.5 hours, but of course some people walk a bit slower and some a bit faster. Different parts of this backcountry trail are at very different elevations, and that means that some parts of the backcountry trail could be very different from other parts of it. With its 7.2 miles of walking distance it's a mid length walk. Now this great outdoors hiking trail is pretty long, so don't forget to pack enough supplies. At parts of the year this vicinity sees very little rain, so do check for current fire restrictions before you go if you plan to bring a stove or make a camp fire.