Hiking at Pilot Butte State Park in Bend, OR
Pilot Butte State Park
The Hype: Panoramic views of Cascades to the west and high desert to the east
Distance: 1 mile
Terrain: Slightly steep; one side is a natural path and the other is man-made. Hike up one and back down the other!
Wild Encounters: Squirrels, chipmunks, birds of all sizes
Don't Forget: Your pet. Trails in the area are pet-friendly.
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