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Pilot Butte (Nature Trail)

A quick hike up for a 360 degree view of the high desert
Rating: 4 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Difficulty: Easy
Length: 1 miles
Duration: Less than 1 hour
Family Friendly

Overview :  In Bend for the day? Don't have time to get out and take advantage of all the surrounding area?

Give Pilot Butte a try!

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Points of Interest

1. Parking Lot Map

The map of the trail system near the parking lot.

2. Stretching Area

For those about to run the trail up to the top, stop by and check out the record times for each age group. There are people into their 90's who have run races up Pilot Butte!

3. Sunset Bench

There are many benches along the trail with views in each direction, but this one has the best view to the west for the sunset behind the Cascades.

4. Sighting Compass

The sighting compass in the courtyard. On a sunny day, all these peaks are visible...

5. Summit Marker

The summit marker of Pilot Butte