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

Tree Pruning 101

Join Forbes’s staff for a morning of learning the fundamentals of tree pruning. We’ll dive into the different methods and reasons for pruning then hit the...

2/22 10am
Rise N’Shine Snowshoe

Wake up, bundle up, and head to the forest for an early morning snowshoe.. This moderately-paced hike will take us to a scenic vista to enjoy the sun rise....

2/23 7am
Sunset Snowshoe

Enjoy the peace of the forest as the sun sets on this easy to moderate, 2 mile hike. After the hike warm up with a cup of locally roasted coffee. Please come...

3/1 6pm
Roaring Run Ramble

Explore the northern portion of the Roaring Run Natural Area during this 8-mile day hike. Learn about the unique history and natural features scattered...

3/2 10am
Snowshoeing for Beginners

Learn the fundamentals of snowshoeing during this family-friendly program at Forbes. After brief instruction, participants will be able to test out snowshoes...

3/8 5:30pm

Recent Events

Pine Knob Summit


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.