This wilderness trail has a total elevation difference of 952 feet, and that is lower than average. This trek shouldn't take more than 5 hours, but you never know stuff could go wrong and you could get stuck so be prepared for that. Pamelia Lake Trail is a one trailhead wilderness trail, so you'll be backcountry hiking it in and back out. Even though this is not a very long great outdoors hiking trail it's always good to bring some emergency supplies, you never know what could happen. You spend the whole hike in roughly the same elevation zone, so you get pretty much the same conditions along the whole great outdoors hiking trail. Sometimes this great outdoors hiking trail gets really dry, so do check for current fire restrictions before you go if you plan to bring a stove or make a camp fire. With its 5.4 miles of walking distance it's a mid length hike.