Thirsty Camp Trail is a one trailhead great outdoors trail, so in and out is the way to trek it normally. The total elevation difference for Thirsty Camp Trail is 136 feet, and that is lower than average. With its 2.6 miles of walking distance it's shorter than many backpacking and hiking trails. Thirsty Camp Trail is not that long but you should still bring some emergency supplies just in case something happens. You should count on this backcountry hike taking about 2 hours, but of course some folks walk a bit slower and some a bit faster. This vicinity does get very dry sometimes, so make sure you check current conditions and fire restrictions with local forest authorities before you head out. Thirsty Camp Trail stays roughly within the same elevation zone the whole time which means the conditions are about the same from start to finish.