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This Butte is a major focal point located in the center of Bend. It's approximately one mile up. You are able to drive or bike it or utilize the footpath to walk up the dirt path. The view will reward your efforts, offering visitors a sweeping 360 panorama of the Cascade Mountain Range, Calderas,…
Pilot Butte State Park - a 15 minute drive to the other side of town, hard to believe this is right in our backyard. A simple walk/hike with 360* views of the area. Do not miss this!
See the whole city from the top of Pilot Butte. A short drive (closed to cars in winter) or hike up gets you to a 360-degree panorama of Central Oregon. See Mt. Hood and surrounding mountains and buttes, and sometimes even Mt. Saint Helens on a clear day. A must if you haven't been here.
On a warm, clear night, this offers the best views of Bend and the Cascade Range. Get up there early to snag a parking place and watch the sun set behind the mountains.