The total elevation difference for this trail is 3,174 feet which is a higher than average number. This trek shouldn't take more than 8 hours, but of course some people walk a bit slower and some a bit faster. At parts of the year this area sees very little rain, so make sure you check current conditions and fire restrictions with local forest authorities before you head out. This is a great outdoors trail that is quite long, so don't forget to pack enough supplies. Different parts of this backcountry trail are at very different elevations, so keep in mind that you may need to dress differently at different elevations. There is only one trailhead, so in and out is the way to backcountry hike it normally. Being 8.8 miles long it's an average length backcountry trail.