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Pilot Butte State Scenic Viewpoint

Us 20, Bend, OR 97701
+1 800-551-6949
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Amazing views

Great 360 degree views of Bend and the surrounding countryside. There's a large flat viewing area... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
The view is only half the fun

Wonderful view of the Greater Bend area. The informative signs on top give you a greater... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Alan O
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Us 20, Bend, OR 97701
+1 800-551-6949
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great 360 degree views of Bend and the surrounding countryside. There's a large flat viewing area on top of the hill that you can walk around, with interpretive signs and a central disc showing the mountains by name in all directions. The main challenge is...More

Thank Nardosmom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful view of the Greater Bend area. The informative signs on top give you a greater understanding of what you're viewing and the history of the area. Aside from the view the road going up is also an eye opener for anyone not accustom to...More

Thank Alan O
Reviewed 1 week ago

While there is a road to the top, I recommend walking the trail. it completes a 360 degree loop of the butte as it travels from the east side to the top. The views of the area are constantly changing as you climb, and at...More

Thank Gary N
Reviewed 1 week ago

Drive your car or hike to the top for amazing views of Bend, the surrounding mountains, and don;t miss the sunsets and amazing night skies.

Thank RoyandSue
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice way to get an overview on a good portion of the city. There are paths or the road itself to hike to the summit. There are certain times of the year that cars aren't allowed but you can walk it all year long. It's...More

Thank Ms J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My daughter brought us to this place. She says that usually you can see a number of mountains. We were here during the smoke from fires and couldn't see much of anything.

Thank mrjlsee
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you want a panoramic view of entire Bend OR and surrounding area, then this viewpoint is for you!! Take the winding road up to the top, get out of your care and see ALL of Bend and the surrounding areas.

Thank Ray B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Some might overlook this place in town, but this was our first time to Bend and a great place to start sightseeing as we've not had much of an introduction to the Cascades. We went on a weekday morning which was perfect despite some cloudiness...More

Thank Jon B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you want to drive, it does not open until 10:00 am. We went and the views were limited by the haze caused by fires in the area. Still worth a trip.

Thank krg999
Reviewed 10 August 2017

A quick drive away from downtown Bend. Amazing 360 views of peaks in Cascades and as far as Mt Hood! Great old times kind of attraction, walk up or drive.

1  Thank Janet K
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6 August 2016|
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Response from RNA1958 | Reviewed this property |
It is in the middle of bend
Margie H
24 July 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.
Nancy H
23 July 2016|
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Response from ZaneL-Saltofthesea | Reviewed this property |
'lat long pilot butte bend or' I Googled it; seems to have all the answers these days... It thinks the coordinates are a website I guess: fourty four pt 0607 N and 121 pt 2834 degree W. ...and I'll try doing it this way... More