This is a one trailhead backcountry trail, so in and out is the way to backcountry trek it normally. The time needed for this trek is roughly 5.5 hours, but of course some folks walk a bit slower and some a bit faster. This hiking and backpacking trail sometimes gets very dry, so make sure you check current conditions and fire restrictions with local forest authorities before you head out. Now this hiking and backpacking trail is pretty long, so do pack enough food to last the whole trip. This backpacking and hiking trail goes through some very different elevations, so keep in mind that you may need to dress differently at different elevations. Being 6.4 miles long it's an average length backpacking and hiking trail. This backcountry trail has a total elevation difference of 2,352 feet which is about average.