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].

  • Monday, August 15, 2016
    By:
    Farah Anwar
    The National Park System is a haven for all types of campers. Whether you are looking for a bustling campsite or a backcountry experience, an ocean view or a mountain view,... more
  • Thursday, August 11, 2016
    The National Park Service protects many of America's wildest places, but even by that standard, Voyageurs National Park is out there. Nestled among the ancient forests and maze-... more
  • Thursday, August 11, 2016
    By:
    Edith Han
    The Perseid Meteor Shower over Mount Rainier National Park The reliable and beloved Perseid meteor shower is just around the corner as Earth makes its annual pass through trails... more
  • Wednesday, August 10, 2016
    By:
    Shannon Davis
    "This was one of the best days my girlfriend and I have ever experienced in a national park,” said Glen Crippen, a Rocky Mountain National Park hiker on vacation from Ohio. “We... more
  • Wednesday, August 10, 2016
    By:
    Juan Telles
    "The caterpillar is a prisoner to the streets that conceived it. Its only job is to eat or consume everything around it, in order to protect itself from this mad city. While... more
  • Tuesday, August 09, 2016
    By:
    Jessica Geraci
    Camera in hand and beads of sweat dripping from his forehead, Michael Spear Hawkins bolted from his car across the West Texas highway in pursuit of a lone dust devil. Swirling... more
  • Thursday, August 04, 2016
    By:
    Rocío Lower
    You might think that setting out for southwest Texas in late July would be unadvisable. In most cases, you could be right; but a group of determined Instagrammers did just that.... more
  • Wednesday, August 03, 2016
    By:
    Julie Seger
    After seeing the results of a recent study, which found that our national parks are worth a whopping $92 billion in total economic value, many park lovers have responded,... more
  • Monday, August 01, 2016
    By:
    Whitney Mitchell
    An online survey that turned into a celebratory email, that morphed into a plane ticket, that connected to a welcome reception, that descended into the cliffs and sand slopes of... more
  • Friday, July 29, 2016
    By:
    Jessica Geraci
    Fresh air is blowing in through your open car windows as you pass by unforgettable views of the Shenandoah landscape. Suddenly, a black bear appears in the distance. You have now... more

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