The total elevation difference for Dexter Ridge Trail is 3,441 feet, and that is higher than average. Dexter Ridge Trail is 23 miles long; it's considered a longer backcountry walk. Some parts of Dexter Ridge Trail are much higher up than other parts of the backcountry hiking trail, so keep in mind that you may need to dress differently at different elevations. This is a one trailhead great outdoors trail, so you're looking at an in and out backcountry walk. This is a backcountry trail that is quite long, so do pack enough food to last the whole trip. This vicinity does get very dry sometimes, so make sure you check current conditions and fire restrictions with local forest authorities before you head out. Now, this is roughly a 3.5-day trek, so make sure you've got all your overnight gear packed.