This hiking trail has a total elevation difference of 4,496 feet, and that is higher than average. This is a long backpacking trail, so make sure you bring plenty of supplies. Bismarck Trail has only one trailhead, so you'll be backcountry trekking it in and back out. Different parts of this trail are at very different elevations, and that means that some parts of the trail could be very different from other parts of it. With its 14.2 miles of walking distance; it's longer than many trails. Of course, this is an overnight backcountry walk, 2 days normally, so make sure you've got all your overnight gear packed.