Swamp Peak Trail has a total elevation difference of 981 feet which is lower than average. You should count on this hike taking about 4 hours, but of course some people walk a bit slower and some a bit faster. Sometimes this hiking and backpacking trail gets really dry, so do check for current fire restrictions before you go if you plan to bring a stove or make a camp fire. This is a one trailhead great outdoors hiking trail, so you're looking at an in and out backcountry hike. There's not much difference in elevation along the great outdoors hiking trail, so you won’t have to worry about different climate zones along your backcountry walk. This hiking and backpacking trail is not that long but you should still bring some emergency supplies just in case something happens. Being 4.4 miles long it's a mid length backcountry walk.