Some parts of Meadow Fork Trail are much higher up than other parts of the hiking and backpacking trail, so keep in mind that you may need to dress differently at different elevations. At parts of the year this vicinity sees very little rain, so make sure you check current conditions and fire restrictions with local forest authorities before you head out. The time needed for this backcountry trek is roughly 7.5 hours, but of course some folks walk a bit slower and some a bit faster. This is a hiking trail that is quite long, so make sure you bring plenty of supplies. Meadow Fork Trail is a one trailhead backpacking and hiking trail, so you'll be backcountry backpacking it in and back out. Meadow Fork Trail is 8.6 miles long it's an average length hiking and backpacking trail. This backpacking and hiking trail has a total elevation difference of 2,337 feet which is about average.