The dramatic landscape that surrounds Hermiston feels almost as if it’s straight out of a fantasy. From the natural features that look like they’ve been sculpted by hand to the peaceful fields full of shrubs and flowers, visitors might think they’ve stepped into a landscape painting. One of the best places to get up close and personal with this beautiful wilderness is Butte Park. The park includes a large playground, four soccer fields, and a picnic shelter, yet its focal point is Hermiston Butte.
The main attraction in the park is to climb the butte. While very steep, the butte is climbable and a popular hiking destination. In fact, there is an annual race to see who can finish the trail up and down the butte the fastest. For our guests, it’s recommended that you take your time and enjoy the stunning views from butte.