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Great Moderate Hike

In march the drive up was not open due to some snow along the roadway but the hike was still... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Great view

Easy place to see the surrounding mountains and desert all in one place. Gates weren't open for... read more

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

In march the drive up was not open due to some snow along the roadway but the hike was still great.The hike is roughly 6 miles up and down but it is still moderate. Super pretty view from the top.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank mtnadventures
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Easy place to see the surrounding mountains and desert all in one place. Gates weren't open for vehicles very early when we were visiting so may need to walk up if looking for early morning photo ops.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank signupscott
Reviewed March 15, 2019

We hiked up the trail to the top. Took about 30 minutes. The view is incredible and you can see the Three Sisters, Mount Batchelor, Mt. Washington, Mt. Jefferson and on a clear day, Mt. Hood! Lots of Buttes and markers to help you know...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Meximeals
Reviewed January 15, 2019

With our adult children who were visiting for Christmas, we hiked to the top of Pilot Butte on Christmas Day 2018. It was a wonderful hike that ended with a spectacular view of Central Oregon. Now we have plans to repeat the hike in every...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Artemis112013
Reviewed January 15, 2019

I have raced the 1 mile up and run up many times when visiting my family. No better place to view the Cascades from the East.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Noah4448
Reviewed December 24, 2018

Pilot Butte: Bend's little cinder cone bump smack in the middle of town. But don't be fooled. This short 1 mile drive (or do it like the locals and hike it) may seem like 'no big deal' until you get to the top and see...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed December 22, 2018

a great way to start the day; and fine parking on the east side with a very nice paved and flat dirt/DG trail. Bathrooms at the top with modest incline on the trail. You can do it round trip in less than an hour if...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank JoelZ195
Reviewed December 7, 2018

It's just plain beautiful. An easy drive from Bend. Employees and volunteers are extremely well trained on all facets of the environment there, and very nice.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank timsJ9940KXgorgeclan
Reviewed November 29, 2018 via mobile

Take time to visit in summer but a beautiful crisp day in fall is great too! It’s so worth taking time to see Tumalo Falls. We took our pups and they also loved it!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank AliandFinn
Reviewed November 12, 2018

Beautiful Views see all over around towns, mountains, etc. worth to see it. BEAUTIFUL. Go see it and worth it

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank JesicaD39
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November 17, 2017|
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Response from Daniel F | Reviewed this property |
From November till mid April - since it is a winter season.
August 5, 2016|
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Response from RNA1958 | Reviewed this property |
It is in the middle of bend
July 23, 2016|
Response from Artcatbigtoed |
If you start from the trailhead parking lot, time wise 30 minutes or less each direction. Just Under 2 miles round trip.