Pilot Butte | Bend, Oregon
If you’ve never been to the top of Pilot Butte, it’s definitely worth the drive (or walk, or run). On a clear day, you can see for miles and miles; an awesome view of the city of Bend and the surrounding mountain range (including Broken Top, Three Sisters, and Mount Bachelor). And, if you want to enjoy a warm Summer’s evening, we guarantee that the sunsets are amazing.
The 114.22-acre (46.22 ha) Pilot Butte State Scenic Viewpoint, presented as a gift to the State of Oregon in 1928, is a Bend icon. Pilot Butte itself is a popular hiking destination with two trails to the summit, each gaining about 490 feet (150 m) in elevation. There is also a 1.8 mile trail around the base of Pilot Butte that was constructed in 2010