The Golden State: 12 California Park Discoveries

National parks and state parks and local parks, oh my! The state of California is chock-full of diverse and wonderous protected lands, from the towering canyons and valleys of Yosemite National Park to stretches of warm and sandy coastlines.

Whether you’re planning a summer road trip down the West Coast, in search of an interesting place to camp, or just perusing, we’ve assembled some of the best Trover discoveries that capture the beauty of California’s many parks.

1. Yosemite National Park in Mariposa County

Photo by Sam Wibowo

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10 U.S. National Parks to Visit This Spring

With the recent centennial of the National Park Service, it’s never been a better time to visit one of America’s beautiful National Parks. Spring is especially ideal for a visit to the U.S. National Parks because it typically means fewer crowds, cooler temperatures, and wildflowers galore!

There are tons of great National Parks to visit all over the world, but here are our recommendations for the top 10 U.S. National Parks to visit this spring:

1. Glacier National Park in Montana

Trover photo by Mary Hill

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#NationalPark Contest Ending Soon!

Have you been to a national park before? Snapped a shot while you were there?

If you have, upload your photos to Trover before our #NationalPark photo contest ends on Tuesday April 28th. You really won’t want to miss out on the chance to win the grand prize of $1500, so get to it!

Trover National Park Contest

 And if you need a reminder on how to enter…

1) Upload an original photo taken at a national park to Trover.

2) Write a great description about your photo and experience. This could be anything from travel tips you may have for other visitors to your general impressions and memories of the place.

3) Include “#NationalPark” in the details field.

4) Voilà–you’re entered to win $1500!

For a more detailed explanation of how to enter a Trover contest, check out our How to Enter a Trover Contest blog post.


Remember, this contest is a sweepstakes. The more awesome national park photos you upload, the better your chances of winning!

If you’ve already posted some national park photos to Trover, just edit your photos to include “#NationalPark” in the description, and they’ll be entered for the contest.

Read complete rules and eligibility.

Questions? Talk to us at feedback@trover.com.