The total elevation difference for Rattlesnake Trail is 2,988 feet which is higher than average. This backpacking and hiking trail sometimes gets very dry, so do check for current fire restrictions before you go if you plan to bring a stove or make a camp fire. Being 9 miles long it's a mid length backcountry walk. Keep in mind that this is a long backpacking and hiking trail, so make sure you bring plenty of supplies. This is a one trailhead wilderness hiking trail, so in and out is the way to backcountry walk it normally. Rattlesnake Trail goes through some very different elevations, so keep in mind that you may need to dress differently at different elevations. The time needed for this backcountry hike is roughly 7.5 hours, but you never know stuff could go wrong and you could get stuck so be prepared for that.