Beginning today, the only access on Pilot Butte will be by foot, to get ready for the July 4th fireworks display.
According to Bend Fire Deputy Fire Marshal Cindy Kettering, all the trails and roadways will be accessible to pedestrians though 10 p.m. on Tuesday, July 3rd with the exception of the summit, which will be closed to all but authorized personnel and equipment.
On July 4th access to all trails will be closed until the morning of July 5th. Kettering says to please respect the closures for your own safety and the safety of those working on the fireworks set up. In addition, OregonState Parks requests your cooperation around Linnea Drive near the butte; that you do not light off fireworks of any kind and no dogs will be permitted on July 4th.