The total elevation difference for this great outdoors hiking trail is 1,173 feet which is an average number. At parts of the year this neighborhood sees very little rain, so donít forget to check for any current fire restrictions before you go. Salmon Creek Trail is quite long, so do pack enough food to last the whole trip. You should count on this backcountry trek taking about 7.5 hours, but you never know stuff could go wrong and you could get stuck so be prepared for that. The trail stays roughly within the same elevation zone the whole time, so you wonít have to worry about different climate zones along your backcountry hike. This is a one trailhead great outdoors hiking trail, so in and out is the way to backcountry walk it normally. With its 8.2 miles of walking distance it's an average length trail.