Mount Davis Natural Area

Somerset, Pennsylvania 15501

Mount Davis Natural Area

Mount Davis Natural Area Professional Review and Guide

"Here’s your chance to rise above it all, to the highest point in all of Pennsylvania, Mount Davis (3,213 feet). Because of its altitude, the area surrounding this hike is different than the typical mountain trails at lower elevations.

You’ll see trees charred from lightning fires, peculiar rock circles, and stunted trees. The immediate area around the “highest point” monument and tower is tourist-friendly: flat and paved. But the majority of this hike is ideal for those who want to rough it a bit and explore the unusual high-mountain ecosystem."

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Trail Information

Nearby City
384 feet
Elevation Gain
Trail Type
Skill Level
2.5 hours
Spring, summer, fall
Forbes State Forest, 1291 Rte. 30 (PO Box 519), Laughlintown 15655; (724) 238-1200;
Local Contacts
USGS Markleton, PA
Local Maps

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Nov 2018