Red Bluff Trail (#533) is a 7.7 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Metaline Falls, Washington that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and mountain biking and is best used from May until October.
Trail is densely wooded with moderate to steep grades. Connects with the Halliday Trail #522 and the North Fork Trail #507 for additional hiking. Trail is densely wooded with moderate to steep grades. Several stream crossings along the route, including Elk Creek and East Sullivan Creek. Opportunities to see wildlife. Be bear aware, this is Grizzly country. Connects with the Halliday Trail #522 and the North Fork Trail #507 for additional hiking.
Okay, first of all, this trail has a bridge out in a swamp about halfway up. It is passable in more dry weather but could be impassable in rainy weather. The elevation change is 2300!!!! feet. Although many sections are not particularly steep, some are. There are no real views until you reach Crowell Ridge and then what are you going to do? Turn around and walk back 11 miles. I recommend this for going partway up and getting a good workout. Then coming back down without seeing many views. That is what we use if for in the spring for training.