This hiking and backpacking trail has a total elevation difference of 4,474 feet which is a higher than average number. This trek should take you about 1.5 days, so better have big a backpack to fit all the stuff you need. This is a one trailhead hiking and backpacking trail, so you're looking at an in and out trek. Some parts of this wilderness trail are much higher up than other parts of the wilderness trail, so keep in mind that you may need to dress differently at different elevations. Granite Trail is quite long, so do pack enough food to last the whole trip. This hiking trail sometimes gets very dry, so do check for current fire restrictions before you go if you plan to bring a stove or make a camp fire. Being 11 miles long; it's a long wilderness trail.