Being 18 miles long; it's considered a longer hike. Different parts of this backcountry hiking trail are at very different elevations, so keep in mind that you may need to dress differently at different elevations. Of course, this is an overnight backcountry walk, 2.5 days normally, so it's a tremendous thing if your backpack is big enough to do the job. This is a backpacking trail that is quite long, so do pack enough food to last the whole trip. This backcountry hiking trail has only one trailhead, so you'll be backcountry hiking it in and back out. North Fork Taneum Trail has a total elevation difference of 2,630 feet which is higher than average.