Pine Springs Overlook Observation Site

Area Status: Open

Dry lightening ignited multiple large scale fires in this basin in 1990 and then again in 2007.  The viewpoint overlooks the area that was burned and interpretive signs explain the process of recovery.  A shade shelter is available at the site allowing visitors to enjoy a picnic or simply a quiet break.  The overlook is the head for the Pine Springs Fire Overlook Trail.

Printable Trail Map

At a Glance

Current Conditions: 08/12/2022: The trail is open. Please if you Pack it in/Pack it out- anything you bring with you into the forest, please take home with you. This includes packing out all trash yours and others. Examples: cigarette butts, cans, bottles, and food. Please follow local and state health guidelines.
Usage: Light
Restrictions: Horse, motorized, and mountain bike use prohibited.
Closest Towns: Burns, OR
Water: No
Restroom: Vault Toilet (1)
Operated By: Forest Service

General Information


From Burns, Oregon travel west on US Highway 20 apporximately 1 mile to the junction with County Road 127.  Follow County Road 127 approximately 12 miles to the junction with Forest Road 41.  Turn left onto Forest Road 41 at the sign for Yellow Jacket Lake and Delintment Lake.  Follow Forest Road 41 approximately 3.5 miles.  The turn will be on the left at the sign for Pine Springs Overlook, the site will be at the end of the drive. 


Viewing Scenery

The area is a wondeful place to view nature and see first hand how nature recovers from large wildfires.   The overlook provides a wonderful view of the Pine Basin.

Interpretive Areas

Visitors to the overlook can learn about wildfire and the process of recovery from interpretive signs at the overlook. 

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities



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