Pilot Butte | Bend, Oregon
On a clear day, you can see for miles and miles, or more specifically, a 360-degree view of the mountains surrounding the area: Mt. Bachelor and the Three Sisters to the west, Paulina Peak to the south, Mt. Washington, Three-Fingered Jack, and Mt. Jefferson to the north, and far in the distance, you’ll see Mt. Hood.
Pilot Butte is an extinct volcano located in Bend, Oregon. It is a cinder cone butte which rises nearly 500 feet (150 m) above the surrounding plains.
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.