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

Phone

724-238-1200

Website

dcnr.state.pa.us

Email

fd04@pa.gov

Upcoming Events

Mountain Mysteries Hike

Explore the forest in the dark on a guided night hike on Laurel Mountain, and learn about the odd and mysterious past of the Laurel Highlands. S’mores will...

10/18 7pm
Nature Navigation

In the age of GPS it’s easy to overlook the map and compass. This beginner orienteering workshop will equip participants with the compass and map-reading...

10/20 11am

Recent Events

Forbes Fall Foliage

10/12/2019

Little Leaves

10/3/2019

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.

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

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.