The total elevation difference for this hiking trail is 4,813 feet which is a higher than average number. Some parts of Mount McLoughlin Trail are much higher up than other parts of the great outdoors trail, and that means that some parts of the great outdoors trail could be very different from other parts of it. Mount McLoughlin Trail is 14 miles long; it's longer than many great outdoors trails. At parts of the year this area 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. This is a one trailhead hiking trail, so you'll be backcountry hiking it in and back out. This walk should take you about 2 days, so better have big a backpack to fit all the stuff you need. Mount McLoughlin Trail is quite long, so do pack enough food to last the whole trip.