At parts of the year this neighborhood sees very little rain, so do check for current fire restrictions before you go if you plan to bring a stove or make a camp fire. Being 14.8 miles long; it's a long backcountry trail. Summit Valley Trail has a total elevation difference of 3,955 feet, and that is higher than average. This is a one trailhead trail, so you're looking at an in and out backcountry walk. Now this hiking trail is pretty long, so make sure you bring plenty of supplies. Some parts of Summit Valley Trail are much higher up than other parts of the backcountry trail which of course means you need to be prepared for different conditions on different parts of the backcountry trail. Now, this is roughly a 2-day trek, so make sure you've got all your overnight gear packed.