This wilderness trail has a total elevation difference of 3,233 feet, and that is higher than average. This is a one trailhead wilderness trail, so you'll be backcountry backpacking it in and back out. Coldwater Trail is 10.6 miles long; it's considered a longer hike. This walk should take you about 1.5 days, so better have big a backpack to fit all the stuff you need. Different parts of this wilderness trail are at very different elevations which of course means you need to be prepared for different conditions on different parts of the wilderness trail. Keep in mind that this is a long hiking trail, so do pack enough food to last the whole trip.