Forbes State Forest

Address
  • 1291 Route 30
  • PO Box 519
  • Laughlintown, PA 15655
Phone
  • (724) 238-1200
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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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Discover the springtime ritual of the American woodcock during this short, evening hike. We will talk about the ...More info

View some of spring’s early wildflowers on the Linn Run side of Forbes State Forest during a moderate, 1-2 mile hike ...More info

Did you know that picking certain flowers could cause bad luck? Learn about the tales and superstitions of ...More info

Join Forbes and Laurel Hill State Park staff on an Arbor Day celebration hike! This moderate, 6-8 mile trek will ...More info

Our new ART in nATuRe series creatively connects art and nature. This flower pressing workshop is one of a two part ...More info

Do you ‘gotta cache ‘em all’? Learn about geocaching through this beginner level program focusing on how to use a GPS ...More info

Our new ART in nATuRe series creatively connects art and nature. This flower pressing workshop is one of a two part ...More info

Stretch your legs while exploring the Roaring Run Natural Area on a 7 mile day hike. This program will be moderate to ...More info

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