4,138 ft / 1,261 m

#2,301 in Oregon

#33,924 in United States


468 ft / 143 m

#113 in Oregon

#4,714 in United States


31 summits

#7 in Oregon

#739 in United States

Top climbing months

June   22%

August   22%

January   16%

Most climbed route

the trail that winds its way around the cone

1.8 mi • 422 ft gain


  • Pilot Butte is an extinct volcano located in Bend, Oregon.
  • A cinder cone which rises nearly 500 feet above the surrounding plains.
  • Lies in the 100-acre Pilot Butte State Scenic Viewpoint and is a popular hiking destination.
  • A trail -- and also a scenic road -- wind up and around the cone to the summit.
  • From the top the entire city of Bend is visible as well as several major Cascade peaks, most prominent of which are the Three Sisters, Broken Top, and Mount Bachelor located about 20 miles to the west.
  • Test your resolve in the annual Pilot Butte Challenge run to the top.
9 summits • 1.8 mi • 422 ft gain • 29 min