Rafting the wild and wonderful Gauley River in West Virginia is a bucket list adventure for anyone that enjoys whitewater. This article is a preview of what to expect on the "Beast of the East."
Discover and explore 100 different and fascinating facts about our national parks. Learn about Yellowstone, Yosemite, Denali, the Great Smoky Mountains and much more.
Arches National Park is considering implementing a entrance reservation system to ease visitor congestion.
The Department of Interior has announced a plan that would raise entrance fees in 17 of our nation’s most popular national parks to $70 during peak season.
Valley Uprising is an incredible behind the scenes look at the rise of Yosemite’s rock climbing counterculture.
Grand Teton National Park law enforcement rangers are looking for information regarding an illegal operation of a drone.
Where to watch the August 21, 2017 total solar eclipse on Oregon public lands. Find Oregon state parks, national forests, national monuments and national wildlife refuges that are in the path of totality.
Zinke indicated he is comfortable with the monument remaining in the “public's hands” while praising the forested scenery as “beautiful.”
Senator Jon Tester has introduced legislation that would permanently ban new mining in an area of Montana just outside Yellowstone National Park’s borders.
The National Park Service releases a report investigating sexual harrassment allegations in Yellowstone.
Badlands National Park's official Twitter account takes on President Trump's position on climate change.
Canadian group who vandalized U.S. National Parks plead guilty and are banned from U.S. public lands.
Goodbye 2016 and hello 2017. While we are looking forward to all the new adventures the new year will bring, 2016 was a year to remember in the outdoors. It was full of triumphs and tragedies that will live on in legend… both good and bad.
Here’s a look at our best and worst of the year in the outdoors.
Two juveniles have been charged in starting a fire in East Tennessee that killed 14 people and damaged or destroyed nearly 2,000 buildings.
In the dead of the 1910 winter, our nation suffered one the worst railroad disaster in its history, today those victims still wonder along the Iron Goat.
4 year old Ottie Powell's teacher sent the class out to gather firewood near the Appalachian Trail during a short recess, young Ottie would neverreturn
In the fall of 1862 more than 23,000 brave men lay bloody and dead. More than 150 years later, some say New York's Irish Brigade is still fighting.
Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission is offering a fee-free day on Thursday, Nov. 11 in honor Veterans Day.
The National Park Service and paleontologists from the University of Alaska Fairbanks have discovered the first known dinosaur bone fossils in Denali National Park and Preserve.
The ghost of the Great White Sands… The ghost, named Pavla Blanca is said to haunt White Sands National Monument in New Mexico forever searching for her lost love.
The National Park Service has suspended overnight backcountry camping permits in Arches National Park.
Anyone heading to Yosemite is going to have a little bit more room to stretch their legs as a result of the Park’s largest expansion in nearly 70 years.
The National Park Service has just announced when it will start accepting lottery applications for non-commercially guided snowmobile trips into Yellowstone National Park.
Only you can prevent Forest Fires! We all know the familiar slogan and can easily picture Smokey the Bear walking around with a shovel, shirtless in blue jeans with his flat-brimmed hat encouraging children and adults alike to be careful not to spark a fire.
Search and rescue crews are actively looking for a 24-year old woman who went missing in Mount Rainier National Park.
A deadly brain-eating amoeba has recently been discovered in a popular warm spring in Grand Teton National Park.
NPS investigation regarding the Saturday July 23, death of mountain guide Gary Falk, who fell to his death while assisting clients on a summit of the park’s famous peak, Grand Teton.
A former National Park Service Superintendent of Effigy Mounds National Monument pled guilty to stealing ancient Native American remains.
The National Park Service reports more than 1.4 million people have visited Yellowstone National Park so far this year. The NPS reported the park had 830,000 visitors in the month of June alone, that’s up 7 percent from from June of 2015.
A post to Facebook is igniting a controversy near Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The screenshot of the post shows pictures of what appears to be a female, accompanied by a male, feeding a young black bear cub.
Take a good look at the picture above. Is it a domestic cat? No. Is it a bobcat? No. Is it a Mountain Lion? Quite possibly
June 2016 was the hottest month on record in Death Valley National Park. The National Park Service tells TrailMob that the average temperature in June was 101.9 degrees F.
A person is dead following a grizzly attack in Montana’s Flathead National Forest near Glacier National Park.
4th of July means fireworks and family camping trips. It also means the chance for serious savings on that tent you’ve been meaning to buy
The National Park Service is still looking for Floyd E. Roberts III of Treasure Island, FL, who remains missing in a remote area of western Grand Canyon National Park.
Researchers at the University of Illinois have recently concluded that spending time outdoors with family is beneficial to the family unit.
The National Park Service (“NPS”) and the International Dark-Sky Association (“IDA”) announced on June 5 that Grand Canyon National Park is now a Provisional IDA International Dark Sky Park.
The National Park Service is calling on visitors to Yellowstone to please respect wildlife. The NPS press release comes after a newborn bison calf had to be killed by rangers.
The National Park Service needs your help to locate whomever is responsible for recent vandalism in Arches National Park.
National Parks Week is from April 16th through the 24th. To celebrate the NPS is waiving all entrance fees.
Seattle cyclist looking for the man who helped him after a nasty crash in Duthie Hill Park. The only problem, he doesn't remember any of it.
Now’s your chance to snag a permit to hike one of Yosemite’s most iconic routes: Half Dome. Apply now through the end of the month.
Grand Teton National Park is currently seeking applications for the 11th season of the Youth Conservation Program. The program gives local teenagers an opportunity to spend the summer working while learning about and making significant contributions to protection of the park's trails and other resources.
Learn about Yellowstone National Park’s hiking, camping, history and the best places to see wildlife.
On June 14, 1988, a small fire started on the banks of Storm Creek just north of Yellowstone National Park. These fires, collectively known as the Yellowstone Fires of 1988, would only be extinguished later in the fall, when cool wet weather finally reached Yellowstone National Park.
As the clock ticks down on the legal dispute between the National Park Service and Delaware North Company (DNC) over trademark rights to some of Yosemite’s most iconic landmarks, an historic welcome sign belonging to The Ahwahnee Hotel has been stolen. The incident occurred Saturday night or Sunday morning according to a Yosemite spokesperson - only days before the sign was scheduled to be covered-up or replaced.
The National Park Service has reported that on Sunday evening, February 21, a call was received by the Grand Canyon Regional Communications Center regarding a car found below the rim, near Lipan Point on Desert View Drive.
“Take only Pictures, Leave Only Footprints.” That’s the motto of Washington based outdoors photographer Randall Hodges, who spent 27 years on the trail working towards his goal of hiking 24,901 miles earth’s circumference and capturing amazing photos along the way.
How would you like to help Yellowstone celebrate the Centennial of the National Park Service while you work, learn, play, and serve in the world's first national park?
A record number of Americans found their park in 2015. According to the NPS data, “America’s Best Idea” hosted more than 307 million visits last year.
BAR HARBOR, Maine -- The National Park Service has launched a pilot program to sell entrance passes online in Acadia National Park, with plans to expand the service.
SEDONA, Ariz. -- Actress Vanessa Hudgens (High School Musical, Spring Breakers, Grease Live) is allegedly being investigated for vandalism in the Coconino National Forest near Sedona, Arizona.
CLARK FORK, Idaho - Don’t feed the goats! That’s the message from the United States Forest Service. The USFS reopened the Scotchman Peak Trail in the Kaniksu National Forest.
President Obama designates three new national monuments in the southern California desert. The massive tract protects nearly 1.8 million acres of our nation’s public lands.
The following is a statement by David Houghton, president of the National Wildlife Refuge Association: We’re relieved to finally see the occupation of Malheur National Wildlife Refuge come to an end. The FBI, local law enforcement and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service should be commended for a peaceful resolution...
The National Park Service recently estimated that our national parks are in need of roughly $12 billion in maintenance and repairs. The staggering figure represents deferred maintenance costs and represents a $440 million increase from the year prior, perhaps not surprising given 2015’s record-setting park visitation numbers.
In 2015, the most people ever visited Rocky Mountain National Park. According to newly released data, the National Park Service claims the park saw 4,155,916 people visit last year, a 21 percent increase from 2014.
YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, CA -- The war of words between Yosemite National Park and long-time concessionaire Delaware North Company (DNC) is escalating. Today, TrailMob.com spoke with a DNC spokesman who maintains that the company is “shocked and disappointed that the National Park Service would announce unnecessary changes to the beloved names of places in Yosemite National Park.”
MOOSE, WY — Grand Teton National Park saw a record number of visits in 2015. The park recorded over 4.6 million visits, an 8.2 percent increase from the previous record of 4.3 million set in 2014.
GREAT SMOKY MOUNTAINS N.P. -- The Superintendent of Great Smoky Mountains National Park has a message! Take a hike! Superintendent Cassius Cash committed to hiking 100 miles of trail in GSMNP during 2016, the National Park Service centennial.
WEST YELLOWSTONE, Montana -- If you thought Yellowstone looked more crowded than usual last year, you were correct! According to figures released today by the National Park Service, there were 4,097,710 “visits” (not necessarily visitors) to Yellowstone National Park, up 16.6% from 2014 - a new record.
Last week a young male mountain lion was legally “harvested” in southeastern Idaho, this particular mountain lion had a very unusual deformity—fully-formed teeth and what appear to be small whiskers growing out of a hard fur-covered mass on the left side of the animal’s forehead.
2015 was a year to remember in the outdoors. It was full of triumphs and tragedies, epic conquests and inspirations from the silver screen to the bottom of a martini glass, 2015 is full of stories that will live on in legend… both good and bad
The National Park Service is hiring for the Ansel Adams job. The NPS is looking for a photographer to capture our nation’s treasures to add to the “permanent collection at the Library of Congress.”
The National Energy Security Corridors Act effectively strips the requirement for Congressional approval of destructive pipeline construction within and across our National Parks
The National Park Service reports Yosemite National Park has recorded the lowest number of human-bear incidents since 1975 - the year the park first initiated its bear management program.
The National Park Service wants to hear from you regarding various proposals for managing Grand Canyon National Park's backcountry.
Nearly 70 years ago, just after the end of World War II, Idaho Fish and Game came up with a unique plan for dealing with the troublesome beavers around the then booming McCall area. The solution: trap them, put them in a box, strap the box to a parachute and push the beaver box out of a perfectly good airplane over the rugged, remote and roadless Idaho wilderness
7 people are dead after being caught in flash flooding Monday evening in Zion National Park. Rangers received a report of seven people canyoneering in Keyhole Canyon shortly before the flooding began said Holly Baker, Zion Spokeswoman. Rangers located their vehicles Monday evening and started the search Tuesday morning after it became clear the hikers had not left the canyon.
At dawn... 153 years ago... Musket fire pierced the air… Cannons thundered... 12 long hours later... More than 23,000 brave men lay littered across the red stained battlefield at Antietam... as the sun set on the bloodiest single day in American history.
CALIFORNIA - After a nine decade drought, California has a pack of wolves. The “Shasta Pack” was announced by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) on Thursday, August 20.
Wolves in South Dakota, in this day and age? Impossible right? Well, apparently not - a video obtained by TrailMob allegedly taken in or around the Black Hills area clearly shows a gray wolf allegedly roaming the Black Hills.
Over the past decade KEEN has gone from small start-up to footwear giant with a reputation for quality and durability. Now the company is taking on an even bigger task than protecting your toes…protecting our nation’s unspoiled treasures with the launch of its aptly named Live Monumental campaign. With a pretty sweet bright yellow RV, KEEN is roadtripping across the United States to “celebrate the places we play and to advocate for new national monument designations” - a truly monumental task.
Good Samaritan hiker’s selfless act repaid with surreal Bambi selfie. If there was an award for the cutest, most heartwarming, "man I wish I got that selfie" it would be this one of a man with a deer fawn after he reunited it with its mother.
1974 was a memorable year in U.S. History. Nixon resigned, Charles Lindbergh died, the Godfather Part II premiered on the big screen, the Oakland A’s won the World Series and United States Forest Service Civil Engineer by the name of Cleve “Red” Kethcam drafted the official and potentially only USFS “Cocktail Construction” chart.
President Obama launches a bold new program designed to get more kids outside in our nation’s best idea… the parks.
The National Park Service has officially declared Casey Nocket the primary suspect in eight vandalism cases across western National Parks. The park service's original press release stated they were investigating ten acts of vandalism. Here is the release from the NPS.
The investigation into Casey Nocket's actions is gaining steam. Today, TrailMob.com spoke with her mother and National Park Service Spokeswoman, Alexandra Picavet. Nocket is accused of a string of vandalism across western National Parks. During a conversation with her mother earlier today, she reiterated Casey's remorse for the acts, her willingness to accept the punishment and that she is fully cooperating with the investigation.