Check out the latest INSIGHT episode, featuring our Executive Director Steve Hayes Jr!

Stamm Koechlein Family Foundation Grant Recipients

Check out the Mountain Bike Trails at the 8:49 minute mark!

Chris Hardie Interview w/ Lisa Burkhardt and Steve Hayes Jr on outdoor education at the Playscape

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Hiking Trails

Hiking Trails

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

Auto Tour

Auto Tour

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

Programs and Events

Programs and Events

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.

Bee-come a member!

Bee-come a member!

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

Important News from Hayes Arboretum (Updated 5/15/2020):

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

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

At this time buildings, including the nature center and restrooms, and the playscape are closed to the public.

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.

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The Arboretum Staff and advisors have reviewed the available CDC, state, and local guidance, and we are unable to follow all restrictions to ensure a safe June and July class schedule. The Program Coordinator for the Arboretum is contacting all June and July parents/guardians. A full refund for registrations will be issued.

 

Thank you for understanding.

Upcoming Events

American Discovery Trail Hiking Club

May 26th, 4pm

Meet at Nature Center parking area

Meditation Hike

May 28th, 6pm

​Meet at East Side parking area on Hayes Arb Road

Meditation Hike

June 4th, 6pm

​Meet at East Side parking area on Hayes Arb Road

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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!

Check out this article from WVXU on

ways to celebrate Earth Day safely from home!