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Mountain Biking at 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

Class 1 E-bikes are permitted on approved mountain bike trails and roads, provided they meet all the following standards:

  1. Electric motor less than 750 watts
  2. Fully functional pedals
  3. Weight not exceeding 75 lbs.
  4. Maximum speed less than 20 mph
  5. Does not have capacity to be completely self-propelled (must be pedaled to engage electric motor)

Class 2 and 3 E-bikes are not permitted on approved mountain bike trails and roads in state forests.