Pyramid Lake Trail has only one trailhead, so you'll be backcountry backpacking it in and back out. You spend the whole trek in roughly the same elevation zone, so you get pretty much the same conditions along the whole backpacking and hiking trail. This is not a very long great outdoors trail but it's always good to bring some emergency supplies, you never know what could happen. This backcountry hike shouldn't take more than 2 hours, but you never know stuff could go wrong and you could get stuck so be prepared for that. This hiking and backpacking trail has a total elevation difference of 1,153 feet which is about average. With its 2.2 miles of walking distance it's a short backpacking and hiking trail.