General Creek Trail is 11.2 miles long; it's considered a longer backcountry walk. The total elevation difference for General Creek Trail is 1,596 feet which is about average. This backpacking trail sometimes gets very dry, so donít forget to check for any current fire restrictions before you go. Different parts of this great outdoors trail are at very different elevations which of course means you need to be prepared for different conditions on different parts of the great outdoors trail. Keep in mind that this is a long backpacking trail, so don't forget to pack enough supplies. This hike should take you about 1.5 days, so better have big a backpack to fit all the stuff you need. There is only one trailhead, so in and out is the way to trek it normally.