This is a long wilderness trail, so do pack enough food to last the whole trip. Pear Butte Trail is 13.2 miles long; it's considered a longer trek. The total elevation difference for Pear Butte Trail is 2,981 feet which is a higher than average number. Different parts of Pear Butte Trail are at very different elevations, so keep in mind that you may need to dress differently at different elevations. Of course, this is an overnight backcountry walk, 2 days normally, so make sure you've got all your overnight gear packed. Pear Butte Trail is a one trailhead great outdoors trail, so in and out is the way to hike it normally.