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

Spruce Flats Bog Tour

Tour Spruce Flats Bog on this easy, 1/2 mile hike. Learn about the ecology, unique wildlife, and what makes a bog a special type of wetland. For more...

7/28 6pm
Laurel Mountain Group Volunteer Work Day

Give back to the forest and trails on the second volunteer day of the 2017 season. Meet at the Route 31 pole building. New volunteers will need to register...

7/29 10am
Summit at Sunset

Hike to the Mt. Davis high point, the highest point in PA , during this easy to moderate, 2-mile hike. Highlights include a guided tour of the high point and...

8/11 7pm
Trek Through the Trees

Explore the Roaring Run Natural Area’s namesake, Roaring Run, during this moderately challenging 7 mile trek. There are multiple stream crossings throughout...

8/12 10am
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. ...

8/19 10am

Recent Events

Fish Run Ramble


Lovely Laurels


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.