Minetop Trail stays roughly within the same elevation zone the whole time which means the conditions are about the same from start to finish. You should count on this backcountry hike taking about 5 hours, but of course some people walk a bit slower and some a bit faster. With its 6 miles of walking distance it's an average length hiking trail. The total elevation difference for this hiking trail is 931 feet which is lower than average. This is not a very long backcountry trail but you should still bring some emergency supplies just in case something happens. At parts of the year this region sees very little rain, so donít forget to check for any current fire restrictions before you go. This is a one trailhead hiking trail, so you're looking at an in and out trek.