Lake Trail has only one trailhead, so in and out is the way to backcountry hike it normally. This backcountry hiking trail has a total elevation difference of 1,640 feet which is an average number. Of course, this is an overnight backcountry trek, 1.5 days normally, so make sure you've got all your overnight gear packed. Now this hiking trail is pretty long, so make sure you bring plenty of supplies. With its 10.8 miles of walking distance; it's considered a longer walk. This hiking 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.