There is only one trailhead, so you're looking at an in and out hike. This is a long great outdoors hiking trail, so do pack enough food to last the whole trip. This backcountry hike should take you about 4 days, so better have big a backpack to fit all the stuff you need. Different parts of this hiking trail are at very different elevations, so keep in mind that you may need to dress differently at different elevations. This hiking trail has a total elevation difference of 3,992 feet, and that is higher than average. Being 26 miles long; it's a long hiking trail.