Pilot Butte State Scenic Viewpoint – 8/198

Oregon State Park #8 of 198!

This is a lovely little park in the heart of Bend, OR. This is a small park with amazing views. There are bathrooms and a kids play area by the parking lot. Or you could choose to take a short, 1 mile hike to the top of the butte where you will be rewarded with stunning 360 degrees of views. There is a road, so you could also drive to the top when the road is open. Plus, there are additional facilities at the top. This is a great way to spend an hour or two in Bend!

Are you interested in hiking in Oregon?? Watch the video below for more information about this State Park.


Pilot Butte State Scenic Viewpoint Website


Bend, Oregon

Parking Fees:

No Fees!

Personal Experience:

  • Beauty = A+
  • Kid Friendly = A
  • Fees = None!
  • Facilities = A

Book Sources:

More Resources:

Full Oregon State Park Video Playlist


Pilot Butte Trail FULL Hike Video

Our Story:

I’m an adventurous soul who feels most at home surrounded by trails, trees, and water. Hiking is my peace and meditation, and I am so glad to be sharing this with the whole family. In Spring of 2022, our family took a weekend trip to the Oregon Coast and it was just as I remembered it when I was young. Breathtaking beauty, misty rain, and vast greenery. We visited several locations down the central coast that weekend and I craved more. We passed so many State Parks that looked intriguing, but I knew nothing about them, so I bought a book about the Oregon State Parks for future trip planning. When I was reading the book I realized… I want to see then ALL! So the family decided to embark on the adventure of visiting every State Park in Oregon (and hopefully moving on to Washington after).

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