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].

  • Friday, September 23, 2016
    Andrew Lin
    People enrich our park experiences. Last year, I had the incredible opportunity to be part of the Find Your Park Expedition. It was wonderful seeing the Great Sand Dunes, the... more
  • Tuesday, September 20, 2016
    Wild creatures of all kinds call Olympic National Park home, but the park's temporary residents may be the most impressive, with the annual salmon migration offering one of... more
  • Monday, September 19, 2016
    Farah Anwar
    National parks offer a variety of powerful place-based learning experiences including the 21st Century Conservation Service Corps. Through this program, youth and veterans work... more
  • Wednesday, September 14, 2016
    Liz Gustafson
    Today, we announced the winners of the 2016 Find Your Park Expedition! From September 24 - October 1, the National Park Foundation will take eight online influencers and social... more
  • Monday, September 12, 2016
    Marya Skotte
    This year, we marked the 15-year anniversary of the September 11 attacks. While memorial events and services took place in New York, Washington, D.C., and around the country,... more
  • Monday, September 12, 2016
    Situated at a cultural crossroads in Arizona’s Santa Cruz River valley, the ruins at Tumacácori National Historical Park have seen a lot in their time. Conflict and cooperation... more
  • Thursday, September 08, 2016
    Rose Feroah
    With a September’s breeze on this late summer night, we will soon be reminded of sacrifice and service.  It is in this honor and service that we will be at Fort Battery Ricketts... more
  • Tuesday, September 06, 2016
    By now you've surely heard that the National Park Service is celebrating its 100th birthday — but just what is the National Park Service, anyway? Consider this your crash course... more
  • 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