Red Hills Trail is a one trailhead hiking trail, so you'll be trekking it in and back out. You should count on this hike taking about 9 hours, but you never know stuff could go wrong and you could get stuck so be prepared for that. This backpacking and hiking trail sometimes gets very dry, so make sure you check current conditions and fire restrictions with local forest authorities before you head out. Keep in mind that this is a long backpacking and hiking trail, so do pack enough food to last the whole trip. With its 9.6 miles of walking distance; it's longer than many backpacking trails. The total elevation difference for this hiking trail is 502 feet, and that is lower than average. There's not much difference in elevation along the backpacking trail, so you won’t have to worry about different climate zones along your backcountry hike.