Meadow Creek Trail has only one trailhead, so you're looking at an in and out walk. The total elevation difference for Meadow Creek Trail is 2,389 feet which is an average number. Different parts of Meadow Creek Trail are at very different elevations, and that means that some parts of the hiking trail could be very different from other parts of it. You should count on this hike taking about 4.5 hours, but you never know stuff could go wrong and you could get stuck so be prepared for that. 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. This backpacking and hiking trail is not that long but you should still bring some emergency supplies just in case something happens. Being 5.4 miles long it's a mid length backcountry walk.