This backcountry trail has only one trailhead, so you're looking at an in and out walk. Pine Creek Trail has a total elevation difference of 1,148 feet, and that is about average. Pine Creek Trail is 7.8 miles long it's an average length backpacking trail. This backcountry trek shouldn't take more than 7 hours, but of course some people walk a bit slower and some a bit faster. This vicinity does get very dry sometimes, so make sure you check current conditions and fire restrictions with local forest authorities before you head out. You spend the whole hike in roughly the same elevation zone which means the conditions are about the same from start to finish. Pine Creek Trail is quite long, so don't forget to pack enough supplies.