Begin Main Content Area

Mountain Biking in Forbes State Forest

Mountain bikes may be used on most roads and trails in the Forbes State Forest, giving the biker more than 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.

Electric Bike (E-bike) Use

E-bikes are permitted on approved mountain bike trails and roads, provided they meet all the following standards:

  • Weigh no more than 100 pounds
  • Do not exceed 20 miles-per-hour using the motor
  • Have motors that do not exceed 750 watts
  • Have fully functional, operable pedals

For more on DCNR’s e-bike policy, please see E-Bikes in Pennsylvania State Parks and Forests.