Pilot Butte

EASY 29 reviews

Pilot Butte is a 1.8 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Bend, OR that offers scenic views and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

1.8 miles 469 feet Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

road biking

scenic driving

trail running

walking

views

snow

A quick hike up for a 360 degree view of the high desert. It's a quick mile each way from the base to the summit, short enough that there's a kiosk showing the trail running times to get to the top. Once you reach the top, there are views of all the Oregon Cascades and the surrounding high desert.

hiking
1 month ago

Great short hike with rewarding views! I like to take the nature trail on the way up, and the road on the way down for variety.

hiking
2 months ago

To our surprise top has nice 360 views of all the peaks in the area, including Mt Hood and Adams. Nice picnic spot for lunch and short hike

walking
3 months ago

The view is fantastic from the top but it's usually pretty crowded. Great place to take visitors.

3 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

5 months ago

easy nice veiw of bend

hiking
6 months ago

7 months ago

Love it!! I go every day on my lunch break

7 months ago

Very easy, views of bend and the cascade Mountains.

hiking
10 months ago

You can see all of Bend from up here. Mildly strenuous, short hike. Bathrooms are at the top, for the small-bladdered hikers.

10 months ago

Easy, fun first hike

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hiking
1 year ago

I love this trail! Great quick hike with awesome views, plus a really good cardio workout going up.

trail running
1 year ago

A fun trail to run with a nice view of Bend.

2 years ago

love the hike to the top. the view is great.

hiking
2 years ago

A short, easy hike to the top, but you are rewarded with a nice view of the entire city of Bend and on a nice clear day you can see Mt. Bachelor, the Three Sisters, Mt. Jefferson, Mt. Hood and more from the top. I recommend going up to see the sunset and see the lights of the city come on with the mountains behind it, but it will be crowded.

hiking
2 years ago

Great views. Easy hike.

hiking
2 years ago

I live in Bend and am about a mile and three quarters from the Butte. I enjoy walking over to the trail head and hiking the Butte three of four time just to stay in shape until some of the mountain trails get open.Its a good workout hiking up the nature trail and down the road trail. The views on a clear day are great.