There is only one trailhead, so you'll be backcountry trekking it in and back out. Now this hiking trail is pretty long, so do pack enough food to last the whole trip. Some parts of Tom and Jerry Trail are much higher up than other parts of the wilderness trail which of course means you need to be prepared for different conditions on different parts of the wilderness trail. With its 10 miles of walking distance; it's a long wilderness trail. Tom and Jerry Trail has a total elevation difference of 1,530 feet which is an average number. You should count on this backcountry hike taking about 9 hours, but you never know stuff could go wrong and you could get stuck so be prepared for that. Sometimes this hiking trail gets really dry, so donít forget to check for any current fire restrictions before you go.