Pilot Butte

EASY 69 reviews

Pilot Butte is a 1.8 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Bend, Oregon that offers scenic views and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, trail running, and road biking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
1.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
469 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

road biking

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.

6 days ago

hiking
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hiking
22 days ago

trail running
22 days ago

hiking
24 days ago

hiking
1 month ago

Nice 360 views of the area at the top. A good quickie option if you can't get further out of town.

walking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

You are walking up pavement to a great view of Bend and the surrounding area. Be careful of cars and bikes on the road as there is not much room on the pavement. This review is not for the trail head which is different.

hiking
2 months ago

2 months ago

2 months ago

Not a nature hike, but a fun adventure for kids if you go to explore rather that to walk up/down for exercise! Great view though! I prefer driving up! Stay as long as I want and leaving!

2 months ago

2 months ago

Great exercise

hiking
2 months ago

3 months ago

Great little workout hike.

walking
3 months ago

walking
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3 months ago