Old Baldy Trail has a total elevation difference of 638 feet which is a lower than average number. Of course, this is an overnight hike, 1.5 days normally, so better have big a backpack to fit all the stuff you need. Old Baldy Trail is quite long, so don't forget to pack enough supplies. With its 11 miles of walking distance; it's longer than many backcountry hiking trails. This is a one trailhead hiking trail, so you'll be backcountry hiking it in and back out. There's not much difference in elevation along Old Baldy Trail which means the conditions are about the same from start to finish.