4,138 ft / 1,261 m

#2,286 in Oregon

#33,554 in United States


468 ft / 143 m

#100 in Oregon

#4,417 in United States


18 summits

#11 in Oregon

#1,112 in United States

Top climbing months

August   27%

January   22%

April   16%


  • 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.