Packsaddle Mountain Trail has only one trailhead, so you're looking at an in and out backcountry trek. Different parts of Packsaddle Mountain Trail are at very different elevations which of course means you need to be prepared for different conditions on different parts of the hiking trail. This region does get very dry sometimes, so make sure you check current conditions and fire restrictions with local forest authorities before you head out. Of course, this is an overnight hike, 2 days normally, so make sure you've got all your overnight gear packed. Being 14.8 miles long; it's considered a longer trek. This is a long wilderness trail, so don't forget to pack enough supplies. Packsaddle Mountain Trail has a total elevation difference of 3,646 feet which is a higher than average number.