Lake Wilderness Arboretum, Maple Valley

4.6
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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  • A beautiful arboretum, located close in to Lake Wilderness and the Lake Wilderness Trail. The lake is great for swimming, and no motor boat fishing..  more »
  • 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 »
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  • Great walking trails. Bring bug spray! Lots of mosquitoes. Lots of Maple Valley Rocks painted and hidden throughout the arboretum. Beautiful paths to walk, a pond, lots of flowers and millions if plants, child's play areas, a little library, totem poles, nature, bunnies play and birds forage and sing. Disc golf course too. Beautiful area.
  • The Lake Wilderness Arboretum in Maple Valley WA is a hidden gem. It features irises, rhododendron, roses, and so many more plants. The arboretum is often overlooked because Lake Wilderness also features a lake and playground. If you are looking for a local arboretum with a small town feel, this is hard to beat.

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