Pilot Butte State Scenic Viewpoint

  General Advisory 11/24/19
Pilot Butte's summit road gate will close for the winter beginning Sunday, November 24, 2019 at 8:00 pm. The road will remain closed to public vehicle traffic until spring 2020. The summit road closes to vehicles each winter, due to poor driving conditions; the east side parking area remains open, allowing year-round access to the butte’s hiking trails.

Major Features & Activities

Major Features & Activities:
  • 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.

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