The total elevation difference for Slick Ear Trail is 2,581 feet which is a higher than average number. Slick Ear Trail is a one trailhead backpacking and hiking trail, so you'll be backpacking it in and back out. Sometimes this backpacking trail gets really dry, so do check for current fire restrictions before you go if you plan to bring a stove or make a camp fire. With its 19.4 miles of walking distance; it's a long trail. Different parts of this trail are at very different elevations, so keep in mind that you may need to dress differently at different elevations. This trek should take you about 3 days, so it's a good thing if your backpack is big enough to do the job. This is a backpacking trail that is quite long, so make sure you bring plenty of supplies.