Springtime is here! That means that the trails will be messy and muddy as the ground thaws. Please dress appropriately, stay on the trails, and use caution on slopes.


A gentle reminder that all natural materials - including the wildflowers - are to remain in the forest.

Help us protect the natural beauty for future generations by NOT plucking or stepping on the wildflowers!  

Thank you for your support!

Hayes Arboretum Staff

Interested in working for Hayes Arboretum? We are looking for a Grounds & Building Maintenance employee! Please click here to view the job description. Email your resume and letter of interest to jbraun@hayesarb.org.

Important News from Hayes Arboretum (Updated 4/10/2021):

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

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

  • Please be mindful of the construction workers near the Nature Center! Park in front of the Nature Center when possible to allow room for equipment and vehicles for the crew working on the Nature Center. 

  • 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 will remain closed. Masks are required to enter the building. 

  • Auto Tour is now OPEN. Please call the day of the visit to verify it is open or closed to the public for that particular day.

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

  • No school programs or Naturalist-led events are being scheduled at this current time. Homeschooling families - pleased email jbraun@hayesarb.org to learn how you can use Hayes Arboretum as an educational field trip. 


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!

Dogs are welcomed!

Please use leash and clean up after pets.

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.

Read & Roam: The Trouble with Dragons

Now - May 1st, Tues-Saturdays, 9-5pm

Starts on the Red Trail behind the Nature Center (801 Elks Rd)

Weed Wrangle

Saturday, April 17th, 1-3pm

Register for the event here.

American Discovery Trail Hiking Club Hike

Saturday, April 24th, 9am

Meet in the Nature Center Parking Lot

Family Earth Day Celebration

Saturday, April 24th, 10-2pm

Learn more about this event here.

Clean Out e-Waste

Friday, April 30th, 12-4pm

Click here for details.