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

Enjoy the sunset on a beginner friendly snowshoe walk in the woods. We will review how to select snowshoes, properly fit snowshoes, and learn about its...

12/3 4:30pm

Join forest naturalist for a beginner-friendly winter tree identification hike. Learn how to use observation of the ‘3 Bs’ to identify trees without leaves...

12/4 11am

Embrace the season of cold on this easy, 1.5 mile walk on the Laurel Ridge. Snowshoes are available to borrow if there is snow, although availability is...

12/10 4:30pm

Hygge (Hoo-gah) is the Danish principle, feeling, and lifestyle that encompasses wellness, comfort, and coziness. This new hike series will explore the...

12/11 10am

Explore the forest by candlelit path on this celebration of the new season and holidays. There is the option to explore the trail independently or on guided...

12/18 6pm

Recent Events

Turkey Trek


Hygge Hike


Little Leaves


Recent Activity

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 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 left a positive review 3/9/2019

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