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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

Writing in the Woods Nature Journaling Workshop

Join local author, Jim Busch, for a family-friendly nature journaling workshop at Forbes State Forest. Explore how to express your experiences in nature on...

4/1 10am
Woodcock Weekend

Discover the springtime ritual of the American woodcock during this easy, evening hike. We will learn about this unique bird and observe its spectacular sky...

4/7 7pm
Signs of Spring Hike

The days are getting longer, trees are budding, birds are chirping… these are all signs that spring is right around the corner! Look for these signs and more...

4/15 10am
Making the Most of Your Piece of Nature: Sustainable Backyard Workshop

Learn how to take care of your piece of nature during this informative workshop. Learn about everything from managing fruit trees to ticks and everything in...

4/22 8:30am
Grove Run Ramble

Stop and smell the spring wildflowers on this challenging yet rewarding hike in the Laurel Mountain Area of Forbes. This strenuous 3.5 mile hike will...

4/29 10am

Recent Events

Boots N’ Brews


Hygge Hike


Recent Activity

Kristy Lee Mc

Kristy Lee Mc left a positive review 9/15/2019

Rachel was very nice and helpful. The hike was very enjoyable. She even brought Apple cider for everyone. Thank you very much.

Laurie Noll

Laurie Noll left a positive review 3/9/2019

Rachel led an excellent hike to ID Trees in the winter. She was very informative and interesting. I learned more in those 2 hours about identifying trees by their bark, than I’ve known my whole life!

Donna Fagnelli

Donna Fagnelli left a positive review 3/9/2019

Rachel's hikes are great! Always learn something new.