This backpacking trail has a total elevation difference of 5,829 feet which is higher than average. Of course, this is an overnight backcountry walk, 2.5 days normally, so better have big a backpack to fit all the stuff you need. Being 16.4 miles long; it's considered a longer backcountry walk. Tatoosh Trail goes through some very different elevations, so keep in mind that you may need to dress differently at different elevations. This backpacking trail has only one trailhead, so you're looking at an in and out backcountry walk. This is a backcountry trail that is quite long, so make sure you bring plenty of supplies.