The total elevation difference for Cedar Creek Trail is 1,830 feet, and that is about average. Different parts of Cedar Creek Trail are at very different elevations, so keep in mind that you may need to dress differently at different elevations. This backpacking and hiking trail has only one trailhead, so in and out is the way to trek it normally. Cedar Creek Trail is quite long, so do pack enough food to last the whole trip. This vicinity does get very dry sometimes, so do check for current fire restrictions before you go if you plan to bring a stove or make a camp fire. Cedar Creek Trail is 8 miles long it's a mid length backcountry trek. The time needed for this hike is roughly 7 hours, but of course some folks walk a bit slower and some a bit faster.