Forbes State Forest

Forbes State Forest was named for Gen. John Forbes, who, in 1758, ordered the construction of a road from Bedford to Fort Pitt for the British Army's attack on Fort Duquesne. The forest comprises 15 tracts totaling almost 59,000 acres in Fayette, Somerset, and Westmoreland counties. Forbes spreads across the high ridges of the Laurel Highlands, including the 3,213-ft. Mt. Davis, the highest point in PA.

Route 30 East, Laughlintown, PA 15655-0519

Phone

724-238-1200

Website

dcnr.state.pa.us

Email

fd04@pa.gov

Upcoming Events

Moonlight Snowshoe

Snowshoe by the light of the moon on this easy to moderate, 2 mile trek. Please come prepared with warm layers, water, and a headlamp! If there is no snow we...

2/23/2018 7pm
Project Learning Tree (PLT) PreK-8 Educator Workshop

Free! 6 Act 48 hours offered Registration is required and is available now at www.wpnr.org For more information please contact WPNR staff member, Allison...

2/24/2018 8:30am
Full Moon Snowshoe

Join us after work for an evening, easy to moderate, 2 mile trek. Please come prepared with warm layers, water, and a headlamp. If there is no snow we will...

3/1/2018 6:30pm
Hut-to-Hut:  Winter Backpacking Weekend

Attention experienced backpackers! Join Forest and State Park naturalists for a two day, one overnight backpacking trip in the Laurel Highlands. This trip is...

3/3/2018 9am
Hut-to-Hut:  Winter Backpacking Weekend

Attention experienced backpackers! Join Forest and State Park naturalists for a two day, one overnight backpacking trip in the Laurel Highlands. This trip is...

3/4/2018 9am

Recent Events

Recent Activity

Debbie Meyers

Debbie Meyers left a positive review 5/27/2015

Great evening hike I enjoy these hikes a lot Great of getting to know what is out there without traveling great distances It is right outside your back door This was my first time to Mt Davis ... Great place

Mike

Mike left a positive review 3/7/2015

Rachel was excellent, she was very well prepared, handled the group well and made sure everyone was safe, comfortable and enjoying their experience. She knew her stuff when it came to snow shoeing. She is an excellent representative for the Commonwealth and DCNR!! The group was great, all very personable people. The trail and the warming hut were very nice. A big thanks to the ski patrol who got out there early and started a fire in the warming hut, much appreciated.