The total elevation difference for this backpacking and hiking trail is 2,363 feet, and that is about average. This wilderness hiking trail goes through some very different elevations which of course means you need to be prepared for different conditions on different parts of the wilderness hiking trail. With its 4.8 miles of walking distance it's a mid length trek. Sometimes this great outdoors trail gets really dry, so make sure you check current conditions and fire restrictions with local forest authorities before you head out. There is only one trailhead, so in and out is the way to backcountry trek it normally. Even though this is not a very long great outdoors trail it's always fine to bring some emergency supplies, you never know what could happen. The time needed for this hike is roughly 4.5 hours, but you never know stuff could go wrong and you could get stuck so be prepared for that.