Mount Cliffty Trail has only one trailhead, so you'll be trekking it in and back out. Keep in mind that this is a long backcountry trail, so do pack enough food to last the whole trip. Mount Cliffty Trail has a total elevation difference of 3,795 feet which is higher than average. Being 9.8 miles long; it's longer than many backcountry hiking trails. You should count on this backcountry trek taking about 8.5 hours, but of course some people walk a bit slower and some a bit faster. Some parts of Mount Cliffty Trail are much higher up than other parts of the backcountry hiking trail which of course means you need to be prepared for different conditions on different parts of the backcountry hiking trail.