Trail Talk

The National Park Foundation Blog

Ever wonder about the best hikes, sites and activities in America's national parks? Are you unsure about where to plan your next park adventure or what you should pack? NPF's blog, Trail Talk, is a great place to find all the answers!

Trail Talk is your tool to share information from your park adventures and learn about the endless possibilities within these treasured places. We invite each of you to write about your experiences, share your tips and stories so that others can follow along. If you’re interested in joining the fun, submit your post to [email protected].

  • Monday, August 22, 2016
    The marking of a centennial represents an expanse that most people don’t experience personally. 100 years is a very long time. It’s a milestone, it’s an achievement; especially... more
  • Tuesday, August 16, 2016
    Marya Skotte
    Every year, over 33 million people from around the world visit Washington, D.C.’s National Mall and Memorial Parks, making it the most visited national park in the country. The... more
  • Monday, August 15, 2016
    Farah Anwar
    The National Park System is a haven for all types of campers. Whether you are looking for a bustling campsite or a backcountry experience, an ocean view or a mountain view,... more
  • Thursday, August 11, 2016
    The National Park Service protects many of America's wildest places, but even by that standard, Voyageurs National Park is out there. Nestled among the ancient forests and maze-... more
  • Thursday, August 11, 2016
    Edith Han
    The Perseid Meteor Shower over Mount Rainier National Park The reliable and beloved Perseid meteor shower is just around the corner as Earth makes its annual pass through trails... more
  • Wednesday, August 10, 2016
    Shannon Davis
    "This was one of the best days my girlfriend and I have ever experienced in a national park,” said Glen Crippen, a Rocky Mountain National Park hiker on vacation from Ohio. “We... more
  • Wednesday, August 10, 2016
    Juan Telles
    "The caterpillar is a prisoner to the streets that conceived it. Its only job is to eat or consume everything around it, in order to protect itself from this mad city. While... more
  • Tuesday, August 09, 2016
    Jessica Geraci
    Camera in hand and beads of sweat dripping from his forehead, Michael Spear Hawkins bolted from his car across the West Texas highway in pursuit of a lone dust devil. Swirling... more
  • Thursday, August 04, 2016
    Rocío Lower
    You might think that setting out for southwest Texas in late July would be unadvisable. In most cases, you could be right; but a group of determined Instagrammers did just that.... more
  • Wednesday, August 03, 2016
    Julie Seger
    After seeing the results of a recent study, which found that our national parks are worth a whopping $92 billion in total economic value, many park lovers have responded,... more