This great outdoors trail has only one trailhead, so you're looking at an in and out trek. Even though this is not a very long backpacking trail you should still bring some emergency supplies just in case something happens. You spend the whole backcountry walk in roughly the same elevation zone which means the conditions are about the same from start to finish. The time needed for this walk is roughly 4.5 hours, but you never know stuff could go wrong and you could get stuck so be prepared for that. Being 5 miles long it's a mid length backcountry walk. The total elevation difference for this great outdoors trail is 603 feet which is lower than average. At parts of the year this region sees very little rain, so make sure you check current conditions and fire restrictions with local forest authorities before you head out.