Visited October 2, 2011
Since we were in Bend for the weekend we decided to take a jaunt up to the lookout on Lava Butte. It is staffed every summer and visitors aren’t allowed up in the lookout, but the views from the ground are still very nice. Plus the lower level of the lookout has landmark locator photos to help you identify the various features of the landscape you can see all around. Neat!
Unfortunately it was too cloudy to the west to see the Cascades. But the view to the northeast was an amazing sea of green trees.