This great outdoors trail has only one trailhead, so you'll be backpacking it in and back out. Sometimes this hiking and backpacking trail gets really dry, so make sure you check current conditions and fire restrictions with local forest authorities before you head out. This great outdoors trail has a total elevation difference of 1,150 feet, and that is about average. This hike shouldn't take more than 5 hours, but of course some folks walk a bit slower and some a bit faster. There's not much difference in elevation along the wilderness hiking trail, so you won’t have to worry about different climate zones along your backcountry trek. This hiking and backpacking trail is not that long but you should still bring some emergency supplies just in case something happens. South Fork Trail is 6 miles long it's a mid length backcountry trek.