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, March 18, 2015
    By:
    Alanna Sobel
    On Friday, we welcome the first official day of spring. How will you show springtime that you’re excited it’s finally here? We’ve got hundreds of places in mind that are great... more
  • Friday, March 13, 2015
    By:
    Farah Anwar
    National Park Foundation grants connect youth to parks through educational programs, help inspire people to become the next generation of park stewards, and also protect and... more
  • Thursday, March 12, 2015
    By:
    Bob Clark
    In all my time in our national parks, I’ve become aware of places within the parks that are perhaps overlooked. I call them “places within places.” Many of these special spots... more
  • Wednesday, March 04, 2015
    By:
    Alanna Sobel
    We all have something we’re passionate about. That something for Manish Mamtani is photographing America’s national parks. From capturing dark night skies to bear sightings,... more
  • Friday, February 27, 2015
    By:
    Alanna Sobel
    Can you believe it’s already time for March? We’ve been busy welcoming new parks into the family, sharing park partner stories, learning about African American history, spreading... more
  • Wednesday, February 25, 2015
    By:
    Hollis Bowe
    Last week, President Obama announced “Every Kid in a Park,” a new effort to welcome four million fourth graders to national parks and public lands during the 2015-16 academic... more
  • Friday, February 13, 2015
    By:
    Mark DeSantis
    Last month’s annual celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day served as an important reminder of the incredible work and perseverance of an incredible man — and the people... more
  • Wednesday, February 11, 2015
    By:
    Alanna Sobel
    Presidents Day, which we will celebrate on Monday, has evolved into a holiday honoring all U.S. presidents past and present. We reflect on their lives, their contributions, their... more
  • Tuesday, February 10, 2015
    By:
    Hollis Bowe
      “In the construction of roads, trails, buildings, and other improvements, particular attention must be devoted always to the harmonizing of these improvements with the landscape... more
  • Friday, January 30, 2015
    By:
    Rocío Lower
    Well, that’s a wrap for January! It’s been a fun-filled month of making plans, setting park resolutions in motion, and getting the year started off on a great path! Here’s what... more

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