Pilot Butte State Scenic Viewpoint

  General Advisory 06/27/17
July 2-5 for Fireworks Show: The summit road will be closed to vehicle traffic beginning July 2 and reopen early afternoon on July 5. All the trails and roadways will be accessible, to pedestrians only, through 10:00 pm on July 3rd with the exception of the summit, which will be closed to everyone besides authorized personnel and equipment. Access to ALL trails and roadways (top to bottom) on Pilot Butte will be closed on July 4th and the morning of July 5th. * We'd like to remind everyone that personal fireworks are prohibited on all state park property and pets are not allowed at the park during the fireworks show (other than official service animals). Thank you and we hope you enjoy the show!
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.