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Pilot Butte

Address: US 20, Bend, OR
Phone Number: 1-800-551-6949
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Ranked #5 of 56 Activities in Bend
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Hiking Trails, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Nature & Parks, Sights & Landmarks, Outdoor Activities
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Type: Hiking Trails, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Nature & Parks, Sights & Landmarks, Outdoor Activities

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English first
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

We got a good workout in about 45 minutes. the view from the top was great. The trailhead was only about a 5 min drive from the hotel.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Really enjoyed the trail up with my dog. Great views and educational boards. Well worth it!! There are restaurants close by as well as shops. Very convenient to get a quick hike in!

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East Hartford, Connecticut
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11 reviews 11 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

This is a great hike up the butte with stunning views of all the mountain ranges nearby. The road is closed during the winter months but you can park at the base and hike up on the trail which has views the entire way up. The brass plaque at the summit tells you exactly what mountains you are looking at... More 

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Spokane, Washington
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224 reviews 224 reviews
46 attraction reviews
133 helpful votes 133 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

I'm not much for skiing or snowboarding, but I love the outdoors, so when my crew took off for the slopes I wanted to find something outdoorsy to do on my own. A local friend told me about Pilot Butte so I hit the trail for a snowy, blue-sky Bend day. It's a nice, easy 2-mile loop with a decent... More 

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Medford, Oregon
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83 reviews 83 reviews
10 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

I used to walk up Pilot Butte at least once a week for many years. I never got tired of the incredible view of the Cascades. It gets your heart started and the reward at the top was worth it.

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Bend, Oregon
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46 reviews 46 reviews
7 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

A must-see for Bend visitors and residents alike. Drive to the top of the Butte, and you'll enjoy a 360 degree panoramic view of the entire area of Bend. If you visit Bend over July 4, this is where the fireworks are set off....and which can be observed throughout the Bend area.

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Perrysburg, Ohio
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35 reviews 35 reviews
16 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Located just off US Route 20, Pilot Butte is a city park right in the city of Bend and provides a scenic view from the top in all directions. You can drive your car to the top or take a trail.

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Yelm, Washington
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Rode up to the top on our motorycycle. It was incredible, the view. Alot of peole walk all the way up. Not us....we had places to go, people to see..heh heh heh. It was beautiful up there. We could see for miles. I met the cutest dachshund in the world up on top. He was there was his famiily. It... More 

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Bend, Oregon
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

If you decide to hike up this beast I recommend you be in decent shape. Driving up? Don't scare your passengers by getting too close to the edge. :) Once at the top there's a few places to park and take in the view. The view is beautiful. You won't regret it.

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Seattle, Washington
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

We drove up because we're lazy but next time i'm going to walk up. The view of the surrounding mountains is really pretty. This was one of my favorite parts of my trip to Bend.

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