Now, this is roughly a 2-day backcountry trek, so make sure you've got all your overnight gear packed. Turpentine Peak Trail is 14.6 miles long; it's considered a longer hike. Different parts of this hiking and backpacking trail are at very different elevations, so keep in mind that you may need to dress differently at different elevations. Sometimes this 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 hiking and backpacking trail has a total elevation difference of 2,018 feet which is about average. This is a long backpacking trail, so don't forget to pack enough supplies. Turpentine Peak Trail is a one trailhead hiking and backpacking trail, so you'll be backcountry backpacking it in and back out.