There is only one trailhead, so you'll be backcountry hiking it in and back out. This is not a very long wilderness trail but you should still bring some emergency supplies just in case something happens. At parts of the year this region sees very little rain, so donít forget to check for any current fire restrictions before you go. The total elevation difference for Pine Creek Trail is 1,375 feet which is an average number. You should count on this backcountry trek taking about 3.5 hours, but you never know stuff could go wrong and you could get stuck so be prepared for that. There's not much difference in elevation along the great outdoors trail, so you wonít have to worry about different climate zones along your hike. With its 4 miles of walking distance it's a mid length hike.