Pilot Butte State Scenic Viewpoint

General Advisory
The Pilot Butte summit road gate opens to vehicle traffic on Friday, April 10. It opens at approximately 8:00 AM and closes at 8:00 PM. This is subject to change without prior notice. * There will be upcoming gate/road closures for road work and erosion mitigation efforts. Please check back as those closure dates will be posted as soon as we have them. Thanks!

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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.