Pilot Butte State Scenic Viewpoint

Show11/13/2014
General Advisory
Pilot Butte summit road gate is now closed for the winter. The road will remain closed to public vehicle traffic until spring, 2015, out of safety concerns for park visitors. The summit road closes to vehicles each winter but the eastside parking area remains open, allowing year-round access to the butteā€™s hiking trails.

Symbols represent major park features & activities. Blue icons mean some/all are ADA accessible.

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.