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“What a view!”

Pilot Butte State Scenic Viewpoint
Reviewed October 25, 2012

Pilot Butte, a smallish rounded hill in Bend offers a good orientation point as you drive around town. On my last trip to Bend, I discovered that you can drive to the summit. At the top there is a paved area with several information signs, but the real treat is the incredible views of the mountains (newly snow-covered) and the city of Bend (with fall leaves in full color). If we had had more time, it would've been fun and good exercise to take the trail to the top of Pilot Butte. Well worth a visit!

Thank Lilytooth
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Reviewed October 7, 2012

We were looking forward to walking up to the top, but found no place to park our car at the bottom without going into neighborhoods. It would have been a great workout! The view once on top is terrific - it's a must do.

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Reviewed October 3, 2012

An excellent morning exercise up to the top. Or just drive up for the view on a day without smoke from nearby forest fires.

Thank TangierJohn
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Reviewed September 15, 2012

Pilot Butte is a must see in the Bend area. It offers a spectacular panoramic view that can be easily taken in. There are information boards providing knowledge of what your looking at and its history. The road is steep and windy- a quick drive or a great hike. This can easily be a speedy visit of less than an hour unless you choose to hike.

Thank RonandNichole
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Reviewed September 15, 2012 via mobile

A very popular spot to stop and look over the city of Bend. A great vantage point and the highest point in the city. Walk, bike or drive to the top. Sunrise and sunsets are great times to view.

Thank JimmieZ
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