The total elevation difference for Patjens Lakes Trail is 480 feet which is lower than average. This is not a very long great outdoors trail but you should still bring some emergency supplies just in case something happens. This walk shouldn't take more than 5 hours, but of course some folks walk a bit slower and some a bit faster. Being 5.6 miles long it's an average length hiking and backpacking trail. At parts of the year this neighborhood sees very little rain, so make sure you check current conditions and fire restrictions with local forest authorities before you head out. There's not much difference in elevation along Patjens Lakes Trail which means the conditions are about the same from start to finish.