Pilot Butte State Scenic Viewpoint, Bend

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Pilot Butte State Scenic Viewpoint is located in Bend. See Pilot Butte State Scenic Viewpoint and all Bend has to offer by arranging your trip with our Bend online itinerary planner .
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  • We walked the trails with our dogs at the base & drove to the top. If you hike it is a bit cramped as you are sharing the road with both vehicles & pedestrians. Drive was steep in some parts, so drive...  more »
  • The view is beautiful at the viewpoint . Interesting to see where all the different mountains are located.  more »
  • Great short hike but good workout. I lost my key remote on 12/29/17. If found, would really appreciate a post on this site! Thanks so much. Shelly  more »
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  • Such a perfect place to see the view of sunset! So lovely and gorgeous! Even for Free entrance and Free Parking. But you cannot drive to the top during winter season! The Drive road is available only for Summer season!
  • This place has an awesome view of Bend and the surrounding areas, especially fun to go to the top of during a thunderstorm. 😎
  • If you come to bend you have to go here to get the view of the surrounding area and an amazing view of the cascade Mountains on the horizon
  • Very awesome view of all the lava domes around the bend area. We got to come back here when it's a clear day so we can see more. Great view of the mountains. When in Bend this is a must-see.
  • Beautiful view and interesting information at the top. The drive up is a very narrow road when passing oncoming traffic and parking is limited. This place gives the best view of all of bend.

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Where to stay in Bend

Since many people come to Bend to experience the outdoors, it's no surprise that many lodges and bed and breakfasts here are designed to resemble log cabins. Consider a stay near the scenic Deschutes River for scenic views. You'll find a few chain hotels with comfortable standard rooms in the downtown area.
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