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

Laurel Mountain Volunteer Group Work Day: National Public Lands Day

Come out to Forbes and lend a helping hand on our final trail work day of 2018. Please meet at the Laurel Mountain warming hut. Join the crew for a picnic...

9/29 10am
Fall Foliage for Beginners

Take in the fresh, crisp air and beautiful scenery of the autumn forest with a 1 mile, family-friendly hike to Beam Rocks. Learn about the unique...

10/12 6:30pm
Pine Knob Summit

Climb to the Pine Knob summit during this challenging, 4 mile roundtrip hike. Hikers will be rewarded with colorful fall foliage and a scenic vista mid-hike...

10/13 10am
Mysteries on the Mountain

Booo! Explore the forest in the dark on a family-friendly night hike on Laurel Mountain, and learn about the odd and mysterious past of the Laurel Highlands....

10/18 7pm
Family Science Night: Fall in the Forest

Colorful leaves, animal forensics, pumpkin guts… oh my! Learn all about the season of Autumn during an evening of family-friendly scientific exploration at...

10/19 7pm

Recent Events

Sunset Stroll


Tour de Forbes


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.