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].

  • Friday, October 09, 2015
    Mellie Davis
    Hi, I’m Mellie and I love adventure, new experiences and I enjoy challenging myself. More than that I love challenging people’s assumptions about me and my abilities. The title... more
  • Thursday, October 08, 2015
    In September, the National Park Foundation was saddened to say goodbye to a longtime supporter and lover of the outdoors: Leon Gorman, former CEO and the Chairman Emeritus of L.L... more
  • Thursday, October 08, 2015
    The Find Your Park Expedition participants came together for a pre-trip social media party with the National Park Foundation and our #FYPx partners. Check out all the fun that... more
  • Wednesday, October 07, 2015
    Zion National Park is the result of erosion, sedimentary uplift, and Stephanie Shinmachi.  Members of the National Park Foundation community, like Stephanie, volunteer in parks... more
  • Tuesday, October 06, 2015
    In March, the National Park Service and National Park Foundation kicked off the Find Your Park/Encuentra Tu Parque movement, inviting people everywhere from all backgrounds to... more
  • Monday, October 05, 2015
    Veronica Verdin is a recent graduate of Bowdoin College in Maine where she studied anthropology and history. Originally from East LA, she has worked at Zion National Park and is... more
  • Saturday, October 03, 2015
    Over the last 15 years, Travel Channel host Samantha Brown has traveled around the world visiting over 240 cities in 65 countries and 32 of the United States. In her new series... more
  • Thursday, October 01, 2015
    Rocío Lower
    “The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls.” – Pablo Picasso National parks are beacons of learning. They interpret our history, celebrating our... more
  • Wednesday, September 30, 2015
    Rocío Lower
    September is always a whirlwind of a month! Between squeezing in the last summer escapades, getting the new school year underway, and enjoying the first hints of the fall season... more
  • Tuesday, September 29, 2015
    A new school year is underway! As educators dig into their curriculum, they’re looking for ways to show the real-world application of their many lessons. If you need a little... more