Drawing of Squirrel

The fall season is here!

That means cooler weather, beautiful leaves, and plenty of tree nuts all around the arboretum!

Please dress appropriately for the weather and

use caution while on the trails!


Let your voice be heard!

Participate in the Heat Vulnerability Comment Survey to help the Beat the Heat Program.

Important News from Hayes Arboretum (Updated 9/11/2021):

Main Entrance is Open Tuesday-Saturday, 9-5pm.

East Side Trailhead is Open dawn to dusk, every day. 


  • All visitors - regardless of vaccination status - are kindly asked to wear a mask indoors.​

  • Hiking trails can be accessed from the Main Entrance (801 Elks Road) and the East Side Trailhead (corner of Hayes Arboretum Road and Woodside Drive).


  • Mountain Bike Trails are accessed from the East Side Trailhead and are weather dependent. Please confirm the status of the mountain bike trails here.

  • The Nature Playscape, including the Butterfly and Herb gardens, are OPEN for public use. The boxes containing the smaller components of the playscape will currently remain off limits. ​

  • The restrooms are OPEN and can be accessed from the back of the Nature Center.

  • The Nature Center is OPEN to the public. Some rooms and exhibits remain closed. 

  • The Auto Tour is OPEN. Please call the day of the visit to verify it is open or closed to the public for that particular day. Tokens can be purchased in the Nature Center. Members are free while nonmembers pay $5/car.

  • No building rentals or future booking/reservations for any indoor spaces at this time. 


Thank you for understanding.

Hayes Arboretum is a private property and classified forest. This means that you cannot collect or hunt mushrooms, flowers, plants, animals, and other natural objects from the property without permission of Hayes Arboretum staff.

Please follow these rules and stay on the trails.
Help us protect the forest for future generations. 

Thank you!

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Dogs are welcomed!

Please use leash and clean up after pets.

Hiking Trails

Hiking Trails

Come explore our sixteen miles of hiking trails, the heart and soul of the Arboretum.



See the beautiful scenery of Hayes Arboretum from the comfort of your car on this two-mile driving tour. Admission is $5 per car and free for members.



We host a variety of programs and events throughout the year for all ages, including public hikes, school field trips, and special celebrations.

Mountain Biking

Mountain Biking

Hayes Arboretum's Mountain Bike trails are located on the East Side of the property, on the corner of Woodside Dr. and Hayes Arb Rd. Before riding, you must sign a one-time safety waiver, and of course, wear a helmet!

Continuing the Tradition

Continuing the Tradition

The Arboretum has a history of over 100 years of environmental stewardship; Stanley Hayes bought his first parcels of land in 1915.



Becoming a member is one of the best ways to support the Arboretum, and members receive a variety of benefits in return.

Riddle Me This

Now - Dec 4th

Starts on the Orange Hiking Trail on the East Side.

Read & Roam: We're Going on a Bear Hunt!

Dec 7th - Jan 1st, 9-5pm

Starts on the Blue Hiking Trail on the West Side. Available Tuesday-Saturday, 9-5pm.

Winter Activity Packets

Dec 14th - 23rd, 9-5pm

Packets can be picked up inside the Nature Center. Available Tuesday-Saturday, 9-5pm.


Saturday, Jan 1st, 9:00am

Meet in the Nature Center Parking Lot.