Pilot Butte State Scenic Viewpoint

  General Advisory 05/19/17
Effective 05/19/17, the summit road gate will be open for longer summer hours. It opens at approximately 10:00 AM and closes at 10:00 PM. This is subject to change without prior notice. Drinking water available on a seasonal basis.
Major park features and activities.  ADA means some or all are ADA accessible.

  • Hiking Trails
  • Picnicking (ADA)
  • Playground (ADA)
  • Restrooms Flush (ADA)
  • Vault Toilets (ADA)
  • Viewpoint (ADA)
  • Open Year Round

 
Major Park Features:
  • Hiking Trails
  • Picnicking (ADA)
  • Playground (ADA)
  • Restrooms Flush (ADA)
  • Vault Toilets (ADA)
  • Viewpoint (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.