Pilot Butte's peak is about 500 feet above the surrounding city and takes about an hour to hike the round trip from the base to the summit.
There are a lot of Juniper trees along the trail and are full of Juniper berries at this time of year. The berries are pretty small and firm at this point and taste like pine needles. These berries can be used to flavor gin and give it it's characteristic pine needle taste.
South view from the top of Pilot Butte.