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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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.


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!