This is a great outdoors hiking trail that is quite long, so do pack enough food to last the whole trip. There is only one trailhead, so you're looking at an in and out walk. This wilderness trail has a total elevation difference of 1,790 feet which is about average. Some parts of Summit Trail are much higher up than other parts of the hiking trail, and that means that some parts of the hiking trail could be very different from other parts of it. With its 7.4 miles of walking distance it's a mid length hike. Sometimes this great outdoors hiking 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. You should count on this backcountry walk taking about 6.5 hours, but you never know stuff could go wrong and you could get stuck so be prepared for that.