Marion Jordan Trail has only one trailhead, so in and out is the way to backcountry hike it normally. This vicinity does get very dry sometimes, so donít forget to check for any current fire restrictions before you go. With its 5.2 miles of walking distance it's an average length backcountry hiking trail. You spend the whole hike in roughly the same elevation zone which means the conditions are about the same from start to finish. The total elevation difference for Marion Jordan Trail is 1,298 feet which is about average. You should count on this hike taking about 4.5 hours, but of course some people walk a bit slower and some a bit faster. This is not a very long great outdoors trail but it's always nice to bring some emergency supplies, you never know what could happen.