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].

  • Wednesday, September 11, 2013
    America has a longstanding tradition of honoring its greatest heroes in national parks. The Flight 93 National Memorial near Shanksville, Pennsylvania honors forty men and women whose brave actions... more
  • Tuesday, August 27, 2013
    Alanna Sobel
    Have you ever read the powerful words of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech? They are poignant, honest, strong and inspiring. This week we commemorate 50 years since MLK shared... more
  • Wednesday, August 21, 2013
    Alanna Sobel
    It’s been another incredible year of preserving and protecting America’s treasured places! From battlefields and historic sites, to lakeshores and seashores, to scenic trails and riverways, we are... more
  • Friday, August 09, 2013
    Our friends at ARAMARK Parks and Destinations are committed to recycling, composting & reducing trash in America’s national parks! We are very thankful for their efforts and wanted to share with... more
  • Thursday, July 25, 2013
    Tara Taft
    How do you make history come alive for a teen? I pondered that question one spring as my family planned a trip to Gettysburg National Military Park. Here’s what worked for us, including a 12-year-... more
  • Monday, July 08, 2013
    Robin Garrison
    Have you noticed that more and more groups of travelers to America’s national parks include not only parents and children, but that grandparents are often included to join in the fun? Why is this?... more
  • Friday, June 21, 2013
    John D. Giorgis, President of National Park Travelers Club
    Do you enjoy visiting America's National Parks? Have you ever thought about visiting all of them? Not just the big ones mind you, but all of the areas administered by the National Park Service. As... more
  • Tuesday, June 18, 2013
    Alanna Sobel
    Did you watch the season finale of Discovery Channel’s “North America” this past Sunday? (If you missed it, you can still watch it as it’ll be rebroadcast on Sunday, June 23 at 11amET!) For even... more
  • Wednesday, May 22, 2013
    “How well do you know the continent you call home?” In a seven-part series that premiered on Sunday, May 19 Discovery asks viewers just that. In its NORTH AMERICA series, Discovery captures a land... more
  • Thursday, May 16, 2013
    Starting this month, park lovers can learn more about America’s most popular monuments on Travel Channel’s new original series “Monumental Mysteries.”  Every Thursday at 9/8C, host Don Wildman... more