The total elevation difference for Red Mountain Trail is 2,365 feet, and that is about average. This is a one trailhead hiking and backpacking trail, so you'll be backpacking it in and back out. Red Mountain Trail is 6.8 miles long it's a mid length backcountry walk. Red Mountain Trail goes through some very different elevations which of course means you need to be prepared for different conditions on different parts of the backpacking trail. Red Mountain Trail is quite long, so do pack enough food to last the whole trip. 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. You should count on this hike taking about 6 hours, but you never know stuff could go wrong and you could get stuck so be prepared for that.