How to Spend the Day at Mount Davis, PA

perspective shot of endless forrest with overlaying text download our free vacation guideThe Laurel Highlands are perfect for nature lovers. If you’re looking for a great hike or a fun day trip with the ones you love, then there’s no better spot than Mount Davis, PA. This high-elevation destination offers some of the most breathtaking views of the countryside. You really can’t miss it during your visit! Read on to learn more about this place and start planning your trip to Oak Lodge today.

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What Can You Do at Mount Davis, PA?


What’s Mount Davis?

Mount Davis is a must-see in the Laurel Highlands. Did you know it’s the highest point in Pennsylvania? It’s located in Forbes State Forest Park, an impressive 60,000-acre wildlife area filled with trees and plants dating back to The Ice Age!


One of the most popular activities at Mount Davis is by far hiking. Whether you’re a novice or an advanced hiker, Mount Davis Highpoint Trail is great for all levels and offers spectacular views. This 5.4-mile loop takes you to the 3,213-foot summit and lookout tower. Take time to enjoy the fabulous 360-degree view of the forest! We highly recommend bringing a camera along. 

Horseback Riding

Horseback riding is another option for exploring the wonders of the Laurel Highlands, and the Forbes State Forest Park is a prime location for that! The park leading up to Mount Davis offers more than 300 acres of trails where you can ride. Mountain Trail Rides offers this kind of experience up the Appalachian Mountains and has been in operation since 1997. One hour trips cost $35 per adult, but you can choose to make it longer or opt for a special sunset ride!


What About Winter Activities?

What if you’re visiting the Laurel Highlands in the winter? Mount Davis looks a whole lot different then! You’ll be glad to know you can still enjoy beautiful views, from the back of a snowmobile! Concentrate on the Southern part of the forest near Negro Mountain and, of course, Mount Davis. There are more than 19 miles of snowmobile trails in that area!

No Matter the Season, Oak Lodge Is Always the Best Choice!

cabin with king bedOak Lodge is one of the top properties in the Laurel Highlands and offers high-end accommodations in a rustic-chic atmosphere. Not only can you relax surrounded by scenic views of the pond and rolling hills, but you also get to enjoy modern amenities and forget about all your daily stressors.

We offer beautiful rooms that boast unique and elegant decor. If you want to stay close to nature after your hike up Mount Davis, choose one of our cabins in the woods! Picture yourself sipping a glass of wine by the gas fireplace or making yourself a hot cup of coffee in the morning. Before bed, take a hot shower in the modern bathroom and dream the night away on our plush mattress. You’ll wake up the next morning feeling refreshed and ready to enjoy our delicious homemade breakfast! Our pancakes include our own homemade Maple Syrup (you can even purchase a bottle to bring home)!


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