Trail Talk 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].

  • Wednesday, August 19, 2015
    By:
    Hollis Bowe
    On August 25, the National Park Service turns 99 years old. And everyone is getting a present: free admission! But the excitement doesn’t stop there. In celebration of being one... more
  • Friday, August 14, 2015
    By:
    Liz Gustafson
    “… Looking at the stars always makes me dream, as simply as I dream over the black dots representing towns and villages on a map. Why, I ask myself, shouldn’t the shining dots of... more
  • Thursday, August 13, 2015
    By:
    Blair Guild
    Tenaya Lake, nicknamed the “jewel of high country,” is an integral part of Yosemite National Park – both ecologically and recreationally. As a part of the Merced River System, it... more
  • Tuesday, August 11, 2015
    By:
    Mark DeSantis
    Mention Assateague Island National Seashore to anyone from the Mid-Atlantic region or the politicos inside the Beltway, and they’re all likely to paint a similar mental picture... more
  • Friday, August 07, 2015
    By:
    Jessica Gonzalez
    "I didn't know I could do this in this park!" This is the most common refrain uttered by visitors in the five years the Your Park! Your Health! (YPYH) program has been running.... more
  • Thursday, August 06, 2015
    By:
    Caitlin Kauffman
    If you’re like us, you have a list of hikes you want to do someday — Scale Yosemite’s Half Dome, hike the Angels Landing Trail in Zion, go rim-to-rim in the Grand Canyon, or... more
  • Monday, August 03, 2015
    By:
    Blair Guild
    You’re using the #FindYourPark and #EncuentraTuParque hashtags around the web, but did you know that the photos and memories you’re already sharing could win you some awesome... more
  • Friday, July 31, 2015
    By:
    Blair Guild
    July has come and gone, can you believe it? Summer is just flying by! With planning Fourth of July festivities, beach trips, and barbeques, it can be difficult to keep up with... more
  • Monday, July 27, 2015
    By:
    Hollis Bowe
    Summer and national parks go together like rangers and the National Park Service. As hot weather rolls in, we begin dreaming of the seashores, rivers, and lakes found across the... more
  • Thursday, July 23, 2015
    By:
    Alanna Sobel
    The truth is that there are many more than three reasons, but these will give you a glimpse into why the National Park Foundation’s 2015 Find Your Park Expedition is such an... more

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