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.
dogs on leash
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.
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.
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
The view is fantastic from the top but it's usually pretty crowded. Great place to take visitors.
easy nice veiw of bend
Love it!! I go every day on my lunch break
Very easy, views of bend and the cascade Mountains.
You can see all of Bend from up here. Mildly strenuous, short hike. Bathrooms are at the top, for the small-bladdered hikers.
Easy, fun first hike
I love this trail! Great quick hike with awesome views, plus a really good cardio workout going up.
A fun trail to run with a nice view of Bend.
love the hike to the top. the view is great.
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.
Great views. Easy hike.
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.