Lake Wilderness Arboretum, Maple Valley

The Arboretum is is a community retreat and an outdoor classroom for nature lovers of all ages. Foot trails meander through 42 acres of natural forests, more than 10 display gardens and a nursery - including two of the largest collections of western deciduous azaleas and hardy fuchsias in the world.

-display gardens featuring native plant collections

-26-acre second growth forest with almost a mile and a half of marked trails

-docent tours

-lectures and workshops for adults, children and school groups

-seasonal plant sales

Developed and maintained primarily by volunteers, the Arboretum is protected for future generations through a partnership between The Lake Wilderness Arboretum Foundation, Lake Wilderness Park and the City of Maple Valley, continuing to enhance the natural beauty of the community.
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  • We do live within 1 mile of Lake Wilderness and we walk 99% of the time out our back door to set foot on the cedar river trail that goes partially around the lake. We walk through the arboretum every ...  more »
  • Beautiful area to walk and explore. Love to visit when all the Azaleas and Rhododendrons are in bloom. A real bonus is to attend the plant sale in April/May.  more »
  • Love that this arboretum does painted rock hiding!! An inexpensive activity to occupy the kiddos when the weather isnt so nice, then go hide yours and find what others have hidden on the nicer days! Lots of area to roam and trails all pretty much connect back together.
  • Delightful place to wander through different types of natural garden areas.

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