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

Blue Hole Expedition

Explore the Blue Hole division of Forbes State Forest during a moderate 2.5 mile hike. Registration required. Registration required. For more information...

5/24 6pm
High Point Hike

Hike to the High Point and explore the surrounding Mt. Davis Natural Area on this moderate, 6 mile hike. Learn about the historical and natural resources in...

5/25 10am
Summer Solstice Stroll

Celebrate the longest day of the year by hiking out to Wolf Rocks on this moderate to strenuous, 4.5 mile trek. Please bring along a flashlight or...

6/21 7pm
Spruce Flats Bog Tour

Learn about Spruce Flats Bog during this family-friendly tour—learn about the unique plants and animals that thrive in this special wetland...

6/28 7pm
Stream Stomp

Get your feet wet during this wet and wild, 6 mile hike in the Roaring Run Natural Area. There will be numerous stream crossings, so please come prepared...

6/29 10am

Recent Events

Floral Folklore


Wildflower Watch


Tree ID + Tea


Sunrise Stroll


Moonlight March


Recent Activity

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.

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.