This great outdoors trail has only one trailhead, so you'll be backcountry hiking it in and back out. You should count on this trek taking about 2.5 hours, but you never know stuff could go wrong and you could get stuck so be prepared for that. This backcountry hiking trail is not that long but you should still bring some emergency supplies just in case something happens. With its 3.2 miles of walking distance it's a shorter type backcountry trek. Whetstone Trail has a total elevation difference of 1,456 feet which is an average number. You spend the whole backcountry trek in roughly the same elevation zone which means the conditions are about the same from start to finish.