The total elevation difference for this great outdoors hiking trail is 3,194 feet, and that is higher than average. With its 8.6 miles of walking distance it's an average length trail. Some parts of this trail are much higher up than other parts of the trail which of course means you need to be prepared for different conditions on different parts of the trail. This backcountry hike shouldn't take more than 7.5 hours, but you never know stuff could go wrong and you could get stuck so be prepared for that. This great outdoors hiking trail has only one trailhead, so you'll be backcountry trekking it in and back out. Shoe Lake Trail is quite long, so make sure you bring plenty of supplies.