The total elevation difference for Hope Creek Trail is 500 feet which is lower than average. This is not a very long backcountry hiking trail but it's always fine to bring some emergency supplies, you never know what could happen. Sometimes this backcountry hiking trail gets really dry, so do check for current fire restrictions before you go if you plan to bring a stove or make a camp fire. With its 2.6 miles of walking distance it's a short hiking trail. The time needed for this hike is roughly 2.5 hours, but of course some people walk a bit slower and some a bit faster. You spend the whole walk in roughly the same elevation zone, so you get pretty much the same conditions along the whole hiking trail.