Pilot Butte State Scenic Viewpoint

  General Advisory 04/20/18
The summit road gate will be opening for the season at 4:00pm on Friday, Apr. 20. The summit gate hours are approximately 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM daily. This is subject to change without prior notice. Drinking water is currently unavailable on the summit while we work on water line repairs.

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.