This vicinity does get very dry sometimes, so donít forget to check for any current fire restrictions before you go. The backcountry trail stays roughly within the same elevation zone the whole time, so you wonít have to worry about different climate zones along your backcountry hike. Chopaka Mountain Trail has a total elevation difference of 548 feet, and that is lower than average. Chopaka Mountain Trail is 5 miles long it's a mid length backcountry hike. This is a one trailhead backpacking trail, so you're looking at an in and out walk. The time needed for this backcountry hike is roughly 4.5 hours, but of course some folks walk a bit slower and some a bit faster. Even though this is not a very long great outdoors trail it's always great to bring some emergency supplies, you never know what could happen.