Jolly Mountain Lookout Trail is a one trailhead backcountry trail, so you'll be backcountry backpacking it in and back out. The total elevation difference for this backcountry trail is 4,410 feet which is a higher than average number. Now this hiking trail is pretty long, so make sure you bring plenty of supplies. Some parts of this great outdoors hiking trail are much higher up than other parts of the great outdoors hiking trail, so keep in mind that you may need to dress differently at different elevations. The time needed for this hike is roughly 9 hours, but of course some folks walk a bit slower and some a bit faster. Jolly Mountain Lookout Trail is 10.4 miles long; it's considered a longer backcountry walk.