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

Laurel Mountain Volunteer Group Trail Work Day

Join forest staff and volunteers for our final trail work day of 2017. After the work day there will be a volunteer appreciation picnic. Meet at the Laurel...

9/30 10am
Intermediate Backpacking at Quebec Run

Join forest and state park staff for a primitive backpacking experience in the Quebec Run Wild Area. This program includes two days of hiking (6-8 ...

10/7 9am
Intermediate Backpacking at Quebec Run

Join forest and state park staff for a primitive backpacking experience in the Quebec Run Wild Area. This program includes two days of hiking (6-8 ...

10/8 9am
Fall Foliage Hike for Beginners

Learn about the seasonal changes occurring in our forests during the fall on this easy, one mile hike to Beam Rocks. This hike is...

10/13 5:30pm
Forbes’s Fall Foliage

Explore Wolf Rocks during this moderately paced, 4.5 mile hike. Learn about the seasonal changes that occur during fall and enjoy a scenic vista along the...

10/14 10am

Recent Events

Evening Trail Trek

8/25/2017

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.