Pilot Butte State Scenic Viewpoint

  General Advisory 08/04/17
The gate to the summit of Pilot Butte will be closed August 20th and 21st for increased safety during the solar eclipse. If conditions allow, the summit gate may open midday on August 21st. The east parking lot will remain open as long as parking space is available and visitors will be allowed to walk to the summit as usual.

Major Features & Activities

  • Blue Indicates that some, but not all, facilities are accessible according to Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) standards
Major Features & Activities:
  • Hiking Trails
  • Picnicking (ADA)
  • Viewpoint (ADA)
  • Playground (ADA)
  • Restrooms Flush (ADA)
  • Vault Toilets (ADA)
  • Open Year Round

Come and explore an old cinder cone located just east of Bend. Hike up and around on one of three trails. The trails wind through stands of juniper and sage. All of the trails lead to the summit. Once at the top, get ready for a grand panoramic view of the high desert.


To the west at sunset, the glow of snowcapped Cascade mountains put on a spectacular show. Three Sisters, Mt. Jefferson, Black Butte and Mt. Hood are some of the highlights.