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Put this on your list for places to go in Bend! Very accessible and great photo taking... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
sandra m
Naples, Florida
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This is a must see while in Bend. Even if it’s smoky or cloudy you still get an excellent viewpoint... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Put this on your list for places to go in Bend! Very accessible and great photo taking opportunity! I would suggest driving - don't ride your bike!

Thank sandra m
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a must see while in Bend. Even if it’s smoky or cloudy you still get an excellent viewpoint of the city and the volcanoes in the distance. I only wish they had early morning hours as catching the sunrise from up there would...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I always make time to get to the top of Pilot Butte. I drove up 3 times in 2 days this visit. One trip was about 9PM when there was a beautiful crescent moon sitting above the Cascades. This is a very accessible vantage point...More

1  Thank gwylliam
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

On a whim decided to drive up the hill in a circle and was not disappointed. At the top there’s an observation deck with a map in the center telling you what you’re seeing and how far they are from the Butte. There was a...More

Thank Ea9g7le
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Pilot butte is in the middle of town and offers 360 degree veiws of Bend and the casacades on a clear day. There are educational signs showing what your looking at which was fun and interactive for my four yr old. The only downfall was...More

1  Thank kmarx121
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The 360 degrees view is simply amazing. On a clear day you can see the peaks of half of the Cascades' whose names you've heard. Bring binoculars.

Thank SchlepperMan
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a must do on a clear day. Drive up to the top, park and soak in the panoramic views of the mountains all around. You could sit on the wall/bench and have a picnic lunch or just take pictures.

1  Thank David D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Drove up to the top (next time will hike). Road is narrow and I saw a motorhome parked at the top - wouldn't want to pass him on the road. Great viewpoint, with points of interest to read about.

Thank travelbug2004
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Within 2 miles of the popular (and worthwhile) Bend Burger Company - get your burgers, fries and BLT to go and head to Pilot Butte for sunset dinner. Even at end of July when the skies can be smoky from far and nearby wildfires, a...More

Thank NHFamilyORBound
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What an amazing way to see the Bend Oregon layout, developement and views... from here you can see our clean air and witness all of the lava buttes, domes and bumps... Views from Mt Hood to Mt Bachelor, from a nicely paved road to the...More

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Liz S
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
Margie H
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.