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

Archery 101

Learn the basics of archery during this beginner-friendly program. Participants must be 8+ years of age or older. Equipment is available to borrow....

7/28 11am
Stream Stomp

Explore Roaring Run during this moderate, 2 mile out-and-back hike in the natural area. Bring shoes you don’t mind getting wet (and a dry pair for the ride...

8/3 6pm
Quebec Run Quest

Unique flora, fauna, and history surround the Quebec Run Wild Area. Join forest staff for a moderate to challenging 3.5 mile hike along scenic streams and...

8/4 10am
Laurel Mountain Volunteer Group Work Day

Join our volunteer group for another trail work day, this time near Route 31! Meet at the Route 31 pole building, located near Hidden Valley. For more...

8/11 10am
Late Summer Wildflower Walk

As summer fades, autumn slowly approaches bringing along a change in the forest. Join forest naturalist for an easy 2 mile walk along forest roads, to...

8/24 6pm

Recent Events

High Point Paddle


Blue Hole Trek


Walk to Wolf Rocks


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.