Summit Trail is a one trailhead backcountry hiking trail, so you'll be hiking it in and back out. This backcountry hiking trail has a total elevation difference of 506 feet which is a lower than average number. The backpacking trail stays roughly within the same elevation zone the whole time, so you won’t have to worry about different climate zones along your trek. Summit Trail is not that long but it's always perfect to bring some emergency supplies, you never know what could happen. Being 3 miles long it's a short backpacking trail. Sometimes this hiking and backpacking trail gets really dry, so do check for current fire restrictions before you go if you plan to bring a stove or make a camp fire. This walk shouldn't take more than 2.5 hours, but you never know stuff could go wrong and you could get stuck so be prepared for that.