Church Creek Trail has only one trailhead, so in and out is the way to hike it normally. At parts of the year this area sees very little rain, so donít forget to check for any current fire restrictions before you go. Church Creek Trail stays roughly within the same elevation zone the whole time, so you wonít have to worry about different climate zones along your hike. The time needed for this backcountry walk is roughly 3.5 hours, but of course some folks walk a bit slower and some a bit faster. Even though this is not a very long trail it's always nice to bring some emergency supplies, you never know what could happen. With its 3.8 miles of walking distance it's a short wilderness hiking trail. The total elevation difference for Church Creek Trail is 1,279 feet which is an average number.