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Pilot Butte

US 20, Bend, OR
1-800-551-6949
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Ranked #7 of 17 Attractions in Bend
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Parks, Hiking Trails, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Outdoors
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Type: Parks, Hiking Trails, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Outdoors

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Medford, Oregon
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80 reviews 80 reviews
9 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

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
31 helpful votes 31 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
20 helpful votes 20 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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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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Omaha, Nebraska
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136 reviews 136 reviews
64 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

While visiting friends in Bend we hiked Pilot Butte two different days. The hike is wonderful and the views of the surrounding area cannot be beat. Highly recommend a jaunt to the top!

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Bend, Oregon
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Located little more than a mile from our house, this small mountain is an excellent view point for the areas all around Bend, Oregon. It is also a frequent part of my sunset photos of six of the Cascade Mountain range that we enjoy from our home. It is now an Oregon State Park, and many local Bendites enjoy hiking... More 

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Bend, Oregon
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

This butte is nearly in the central part of Bend. There is a trail for hikers and a paved road to the top for cars. The views from the top are spectacular. You can see the entire city and many of the surrounding gorgeous mountains. A visitor area at the top has the mountains marked with directional markers. Bend's 4th... More 

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Bendoregon
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

You can walk or drive up to the top of the Butte and see all of Bend, Oregon as your trail winds around it. A must see for visitors.

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