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

Hidden Valley Hike

Explore the landscape surrounding the Roaring Run Natural Area on this moderate, 2.5 mile trek through the woods. This program is free but preregistration is...

6/8 10am
Bioblitz & Mini-Environmental Education Expo

Join conservation staff for a citizen science activity to help find, identify, and record all of the wonderful specimens at Winnie Palmer Nature Reserve....

6/21 11am
Drive Through History: Laurel Mountain Driving Tour

Learn about the cultural and natural history of the Laurel Mountain division of Forbes State Forest on a driving tour. Forest naturalist and Bureau of...

6/22 10am
Spruce Flats Bog Tour

Explore the unique landscape of the Spruce Flats Bog during this easy, 1/2 mile hike. Learn about the interested history of the area, as well as the...

7/6 10am
Botany in a Day Field Workshop

Join expert botanists, ecologists, and naturalists for a crash course about the wild plants of southwestern Pennsylvania. This field workshop will...

7/13 10am

Recent Events

High Point Hike


Sense of Wonder


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.