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Trail Conditions
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  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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      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.

      Mountain bikes may be used on most roads and trails in the Forbes State Forest, giving the biker over 250 miles for riding. Only the Natural Areas and the Laurel Highlands Hiking Trail are closed to this activity. The degree of difficulty varies from beginner to expert. The trails vary from winding single-track, to gated dirt and gravel roads. Maps of the trail systems are available at the district office, or can be downloaded from our maps page.
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      Primary Trail Type: All-Mountain & Downhill
      Access Info:
      The Forbes State Forest District Office is located on State Route 30 in Westmoreland County, Ligonier Township

      GPS coordinates:
      DMS N40 deg 12 min 44 sec, W79 deg 11 min 56 sec
      DD 40.20995, -79.19009
      Region Details


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      Nearby Riding Areas

      Laurel Hill3.7 km
      Seven Springs 2 7 10 35.4 km
      Laurel Mountain 16 8 4 612.2 km
      Laurel Ridge State Park12.6 km
      Sugarloaf Mountain Bike Area 4 5 113.4 km
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