Rock Spring Trail has a total elevation difference of 2,858 feet which is higher than average. At parts of the year this neighborhood sees very little rain, so do check for current fire restrictions before you go if you plan to bring a stove or make a camp fire. With its 5.6 miles of walking distance it's an average length hiking and backpacking trail. Different parts of this hiking and backpacking trail are at very different elevations which of course means you need to be prepared for different conditions on different parts of the hiking and backpacking trail. Rock Spring Trail has only one trailhead, so you'll be trekking it in and back out. This hiking trail is not that long but you should still bring some emergency supplies just in case something happens. The time needed for this walk is roughly 5 hours, but of course some folks walk a bit slower and some a bit faster.