Red Mountain Trail has a total elevation difference of 2,167 feet which is about average. Different parts of Red Mountain Trail are at very different elevations which of course means you need to be prepared for different conditions on different parts of the wilderness hiking trail. Red Mountain Trail is 16.8 miles long; it's longer than many wilderness hiking trails. Now, this is roughly a 2.5-day trek, so it's a glorious thing if your backpack is big enough to do the job. This backcountry hiking trail has only one trailhead, so you'll be hiking it in and back out. Now this hiking trail is pretty long, so don't forget to pack enough supplies. This region does get very dry sometimes, so do check for current fire restrictions before you go if you plan to bring a stove or make a camp fire.