DCNR Calendar of Events

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







Upcoming Events

Trek to Tall Trees

Join Forbes and Laurel Hill State Park staff on an Arbor Day celebration hike! This moderate, 6-8 mile trek will showcase the diversity of the Laurel...

4/28 10am
Blue Hole Stroll

Explore one of Forbes State Forest’s hidden gems during the moderate 3 mile hike at Blue Hole. We will discuss the history of this area, as well as view some...

5/4 6pm
Grove Run Ramble

Discover springtime’s spectacular flower display during this challenging 4 mile hike on Laurel Mountain. We will be hiking over some steep and uneven...

5/5 10am
Mother’s Day Wildflower Walk

Treat mom to a night out on the trail, featuring spring’s colorful blooms. This easy to moderate, 2 mile hike will showcase spring’s beautiful wildflowers...

5/10 6pm
History at the High Point

Mt. Davis is the highest point in Pennsylvania and it just so happens to be located at Forbes State Forest. Learn about both the natural and cultural history...

5/25 6:30pm

Recent Events

Woodcock Weekend


Blue Moon Walk


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 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.