The total elevation difference for Maxwell Trail is 2,511 feet which is higher than average. Maxwell Trail is quite long, so make sure you bring plenty of supplies. This region does get very dry sometimes, so do check for current fire restrictions before you go if you plan to bring a stove or make a camp fire. This hiking trail has only one trailhead, so you'll be trekking it in and back out. With its 8.4 miles of walking distance it's a mid length backcountry trek. The time needed for this walk is roughly 7.5 hours, but you never know stuff could go wrong and you could get stuck so be prepared for that. Some parts of Maxwell Trail are much higher up than other parts of the hiking trail, and that means that some parts of the hiking trail could be very different from other parts of it.