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Address: US 20, Bend, OR
Phone Number: 1-800-551-6949
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A good view from the middle of Bend.

When it is open, Pilot Butte is a great place to go and get a view of Central Oregon. They close it to vehicles during the snow season. It gets windy at the top, so prepare for... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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Bend, Oregon
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Bend, Oregon
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86 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

When it is open, Pilot Butte is a great place to go and get a view of Central Oregon. They close it to vehicles during the snow season. It gets windy at the top, so prepare for that.

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Benton City, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

The Butte in right here in Bend. So close and easy to get to. GR8 views. Gate open till 10pm so sunsets are a great time to visit. Drive the winding road up or walk if you want a workout.

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Dripping Springs, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Just off Bend's main drag, Pilot Butte gives you a great view of Bend and the surrounding area. The winding road to the top is gran prix class and the result once at the top is priceless. Go for it!

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Trinity, Florida
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17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

You can drive or hike to the top of this Butte. It offers 360 degree views of the Bend area and the cascades. There is no entry fee.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

I rode my rented Trek Remedy 9.8 29er up then back down. The views are incredible! The election gain is about 600 feet and the road is graded, making for a reasonable walkbor bike ride. Panoramic views await you as well as a water fountain. Note that there is little shade ao plan accordingly.

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northeast ct
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

We walked to the top and got to see the unspoiled views of residential areas and commercial areas of Bend. It's a great workout, and if I lived here I would probably walk this several times a week. As a visitor my time could have been better spent elsewhere.

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Bend, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

I am lucky to live 10 mins from here but still go here at least once a week. It is well worth the walk up if you are able to and in the evening the views are wonderful with the sun going down. Always bring visitors to Pilot Butte for the exercise and the views all over Bend and far... More 

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San Diego, California, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

I was just driving around town and came across the Butte so I decided to take a drive up to the top. It was a narrow road so pay attention for oncoming traffic, bikers and hikers but the view from up top is fantastic, stunning, awesome. You can literally see 360 degrees around the city and miles in every direction.

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Bend, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Definitely a Bend iconic experience! This climb is one that locals know all about....it is not for the faint of heart...literally!!! But do it...you will love the endorphin rush!!

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Nashville, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

This was close to our hotel and recommended by the front desk. It was a short drive to the top and the views were beautiful! Check it out if you are in the area.

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