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].

  • Tuesday, December 18, 2012
    Neil Mulholland, President & CEO
    As President and CEO of the National Park Foundation, I count myself among the lucky few who truly love the jobs they do. Each day, I experience a new adventure in our work to protect, preserve and... more
  • Thursday, November 29, 2012
    Looking for a unique way to give back to the national parks this holiday season, check out some of our great gift ideas below! NPF Gear for Park LoversDo you love parks? The National Park Foundation... more
  • Tuesday, November 27, 2012
    This holiday season, you are cordially invited to participate in a 50 year American tradition. Each December, our friends at North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) utilize some of their... more
  • Monday, November 19, 2012
    This week, Americans will gather with friends and family to reflect on what we are thankful for. For some the list is long and for others, quite short. We suffer a great disparity in the means and... more
  • Friday, November 09, 2012
    Marjorie Hall
    My grandfather was a 27 year old First Lieutenant in the United States Marine Corps when he was selected to model in a WWII Marine recruitment campaign.  I feel extremely fortunate to have known him... more
  • Friday, November 02, 2012
    Jacquie Fisher
    Have you ever considered a visit to a national park? We've visited quite a few local and state parks over the years, but nothing compares to our visit at Rocky Mountain National Park this summer!  I... more
  • Thursday, October 18, 2012
    Since, 1916, the National Park Service has served as an organization that provides people from all realms of life the ability to experience the beauty of our nation. Whether you’re an outdoor... more
  • Wednesday, October 03, 2012
    When I envision trees with beautiful fall colors I used to dream of the North East. After a backpack trip through one of America’s least visited National Parks I will never be the same. Some friends... more
  • Thursday, September 27, 2012
    Frederick Douglass was renowned for his stirring, eloquent speeches about his life as a slave and his road to freedom. His gift for oration is honored at the Frederick Douglass National Historic... more
  • Wednesday, September 19, 2012
    I had no idea how critical the night sky was to our planet until I attended the first “Astronomy Festival” at Badlands National Park this Summer. As the Earth’s population has grown exponentially... more