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Pilot Butte State Scenic Viewpoint

Us 20, Bend, OR 97701
+1 800-551-6949
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Nice View Point

This is a quick drive to the top of a small, long extinct volcano. The view is spectacular in all... read more

Reviewed 23 November 2017
Susan K
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wonderful view

I wanted to hike this when I saw so many doing it. Maybe the next time. The view was of the whole... read more

Reviewed 15 November 2017
dottie575
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Lakewood, Colorado
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"surrounding mountains"
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"degree view"
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"walk up"
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"water fountain"
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"great exercise"
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"extinct volcano"
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"middle of town"
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"quick drive"
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"cascade mountain range"
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"three sisters"
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Reviewed 23 November 2017 via mobile

This is a quick drive to the top of a small, long extinct volcano. The view is spectacular in all directions. We saw several people walking/running up and down the mountain. Not really a destination, but more a viewpoint or exercise trail.

Thank Susan K
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Reviewed 15 November 2017

I wanted to hike this when I saw so many doing it. Maybe the next time. The view was of the whole area 360 we could see Mt Bachlor, three sisters and the area of smith rock. Wonderful view. It was a clear day and...More

Thank dottie575
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Reviewed 10 November 2017

We have hiked to the top of PB many times throughout the year. Winter can prove to be a challenge due to slippery surfaces on the northern sides of the hike! We were lucky enough to witness both sunrise and sunsets from the top of...More

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Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

There are two ways to get to the top of pilot Butte. You can drive your car or you can do the hike. The hike is amazing with panoramic views the entire way up. Once you get to the top you have full unobstructed view...More

Thank 76FOODY
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Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

Pilot Butte is smack dab in the middle of town. This big brown bump is a great destination at times. During non winter months you can drive up, year round you can walk or run up though be forewarned hiking up the hill can be...More

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Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

We had a relatively clear day and can say it was worth the drive up. Wouldn’t waste my time on any other day. Saw plenty of people taking the steep walk up....impressive. There is good informational plaques up there too. Nice to identify what we...More

Thank Nrenaut
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Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

Easy access, well maintained road will give you some pretty incredible views of not only the entire city of Bend but that of the Cascade Range specifically from Mt Bachelor to Mt Jefferson. On a clear day the view is one that most every visitor...More

Thank Deepwaterblue13
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Reviewed 28 October 2017

The hike to the top is only about a mile on a nice, wide path. Beautiful views made for fabulous photos. There were quite a few people on the trail, but everyone spoke and was friendly.

Thank elnorac
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Reviewed 18 October 2017

Very easy to reach with amazing view of the whole area. Don't miss this one. Try to go there once the visibility is good enough.

Thank Daniel F
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Reviewed 14 October 2017

No need to plan much time here...the scenic views provided are up a one mile circular road that climbs the butte to the very top (be careful, there are no guard rails along the winding road!). Once at the top there is some parking (maybe...More

Thank Rogerdob
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Liz S
18 November 2017|
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Response from Daniel F | Reviewed this property |
From November till mid April - since it is a winter season.
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Bratgirtl
6 August 2016|
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Response from RNA1958 | Reviewed this property |
It is in the middle of bend
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Margie H
24 July 2016|
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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.
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