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Pilot Butte

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Address: US 20, Bend, OR
Phone Number: 1-800-551-6949
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Amazing views right in town

This is a perfect 1-2 hour outing. Would recommend going on a day where the wind is not too strong as you very exposed. The parking lot is on the East side of the Butte and is a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
JunaOR
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Bend, OR

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Bend, OR
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21 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a perfect 1-2 hour outing. Would recommend going on a day where the wind is not too strong as you very exposed. The parking lot is on the East side of the Butte and is a little hard to find. Once you find it you have the option of taking a paved path/road or a dirt path to... More 

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Gaylord, Michigan
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This climb is fantastic! We stuck to the nature trail, which is steep in places but also has many lovely benches to sit and rest along the way. Every step is scenic, and if you're lucky enough to have a clear day hold onto your hat!, with views of >1\2 a dozen mountains within range. 2 miles round trip, with... More 

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Bend, Oregon
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10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A quick and moderate hike with a great view of all of Bend! You can also drive up! There is an informational sign and dial at the top that allows you to identify all of the major mountains and peaks in the area.

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Statesboro
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23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015 via mobile

First time hiking Pilot Butte and so glad I did. I was a little apprehensive about hiking up in the snow but trails were great. Took the trail by the road up and the nature trail down. This is a great activity on a clear sunny day because the 360 degree view is breath taking.

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Bend, Oregon
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

My husband and I hike up the Butte three times a week (weather permitting), and get our exercise as well as a stellar view when we reach the top. The distance is about two miles round trip, and one gets a cardiac workout on the uphill. Unfortunately, the road up the hill is closed during the winter, so it is... More 

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Bend, Oregon
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25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015

Fantastic place to get an overview of Bend and the surrounding scenery. There are lots of visual aids on the top of Pilot Butte that tell you what you're looking at.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015 via mobile

This steep hike gives you a great view of Bend and the surrounding area. There is a restroom and drinking fountain at the top. If you can't make the hike, there is a road to the top also.

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Camp Sherman
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

Pilot Butte provides the best view of the Bend and surrounding area. The views are great whenever you have the chance. It is paved with easy access. I saw several walker/hikers. If you are a biker, this would definitely be a challenge. I'm sure there are other more vertical rides, but this has a lot of altitude gain in a... More 

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Bend, Oregon
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26 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015

This is a great butte to hike alone, or with family, friends or a dog. This provides great drive up or walking path both of which wrap around provide great views of Bend and abroad. The top gives you a sweet 360° view of the local landscape.

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Hillsboro, OR
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52 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

We have hiked this Butte numerous times in the past few years. It is great for exercise and the view is awesome. We have even gone up to watch a thunderstorm roll into town...

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