As of July, 2014, the last six miles or so of road into the trail head were pretty rough. We made it in a mid-size sedan, but bottomed out once or twice and wound up getting a flat tire due to a pointy rock. Suggest a SUV with good tire tread is most appropriate to reach the trail head at this point in time.
Actual distance to reach the summit of this mountain, like any other, depends upon your approach. To begin, you may wish to check the black Black Forks route which I posted attached to this mountain page. Please see left-hand bar on this main mtn page.