Kennedy Ridge Trail has a total elevation difference of 3,975 feet, and that is higher than average. Of course, this is an overnight hike, 3 days normally, so better have big a backpack to fit all the stuff you need. Keep in mind that this is a long great outdoors hiking trail, so make sure you bring plenty of supplies. Kennedy Ridge Trail has only one trailhead, so in and out is the way to backcountry walk it normally. Being 18.8 miles long; it's considered a longer backcountry walk. Kennedy Ridge Trail goes through some very different elevations which of course means you need to be prepared for different conditions on different parts of the hiking trail.