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Address: US 20, Bend, OR
Phone Number: 1-800-551-6949
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Well marked walking paths!

We enjoyed the view from Pilot Butte then took the Larkspur Trail to Larkspur park - it was an interesting walk through neighborhoods and was well signed.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
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San Diego, California, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

We enjoyed the view from Pilot Butte then took the Larkspur Trail to Larkspur park - it was an interesting walk through neighborhoods and was well signed.

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Rockville, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

We went to get the views both early in the morning (when it was less hazy) and for the sunset. Everyone who was there was very friendly and offered us some tips on what to do in Bend.

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Central Oregon, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Pilot Butte is a volcanic vent hole that the city of Bend grew up around. Drive to the top, park and look at the information boards around the lookout area. Brief information about the mountains you see, the local flora and fauna, and historical points of interest. You can also walk up the road to the top or take the... More 

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Middleton, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Great views of the Sisters and other surrounding scenery. Just careful on the drive up -- lots of bikers and hikers can be on the road.

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Bend, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

This is a great way to see how Bend is laid out and how large an area it is. As a real estate broker I use this landmark when showing property to people new to the area. The butte generally splits north and south. I walked the butte with a friend of mine and it is boring and hot but... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Great 360 view from the top. Glad we drove the mile to the top, as the walk would have been totally boring and hot as you are exposed to the sun. From downtown, it looks like a giant anthill with a few trees sprounting from it, completely out of place in the flat valley it sits in.

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Hawaii
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

This is great place to start your sightseeing in Bend. The informative displays will help you get your bearings in this spread-out city. Bathroom was clean, there were two handicapped parking places, and while it can be busy, there is definitely room for many people at the top. Be careful if driving up - pedestrians walk on the same pavement... More 

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Great hamburgers - including a huge one which feeds four people!! Some of the best shakes in town - and in a large variety of flavors - made to order and large!! :) Highly recommended!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Beautiful views of Bend from atop the Butte. Can get crowded and the people who walk the butte can be a bit challenging, sharing the road with vehicles.

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Montesano, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

There is a small parking area at the bottom of the butte that you can walk up but it is very steep, so keep that in mind. We drove to the top and was greeted with a gorgeous 360 view of Bend and it's surrounding hills and mountains. There is a bathroom at the top for visitors to use. There... More 

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Address: US 20, Bend, OR
Phone Number: 1-800-551-6949
Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Central Oregon  >  Bend

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