This hiking and backpacking trail has a total elevation difference of 3,438 feet, and that is higher than average. This 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. This is a long hiking trail, so do pack enough food to last the whole trip. With its 8 miles of walking distance it's a mid length trek. This walk shouldn't take more than 7 hours, but of course some people walk a bit slower and some a bit faster. Some parts of White Mountain Trail are much higher up than other parts of the wilderness trail which of course means you need to be prepared for different conditions on different parts of the wilderness trail. White Mountain Trail has only one trailhead, so you're looking at an in and out hike.