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Spanning Westmoreland, Somerset, and Fayette counties, Forbes State Forest encompasses more than 60,000 acres of land within the Laurel Highlands– and continues to grow. Forbes contains many unique natural features, such as Roaring Run Natural Area, Quebec Run Wild Area, and Mt. Davis Natural Area, the highest point in Pennsylvania. Other notable highlights of Forbes include Blue Hole, Wolf Rocks, Beam Rocks, Spruce Flats Bog, and the Wharton Furnace.


Forbes State Forest also boasts numerous outdoor recreational opportunities, with over 300 miles of multi-use trails. Popular outdoor recreation activities include: backpacking, hiking, camping, mountain biking, horseback riding, hunting, fishing, cross-country skiing, and snowmobiling.

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  • Number of Camping Sites: 6 motorized campsites are available from April 2 to the last day of regular rifle deer season; camping permits are required. Primitive camping – backpack-style; permit required only if staying more than one night in same location.
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    • Rustic Campsite Available
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Hike to Spruce Flats Bog, a unique area in Forbes State Forest and learn about the seasonal changes that occur during ...More info

Join forest staff and volunteers for our final trail work day of 2017. After the work day there will be a volunteer ...More info

Join forest and state park staff for a primitive backpacking experience in the Quebec Run Wild Area. This program ...More info

Booo! Explore the forest in the dark on a guided night hike on Laurel Mountain, and learn about the odd and ...More info

Forbes State Forest
Forbes State Forest
  • 1291 Route 30
  • Laughlintown, PA 15655