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].

  • Friday, December 04, 2015
    Here you have ‘em, folks: 16 days in 2016 have been announced as fee-free days in your national parks! Grab your planner, open your calendar app, and mark these dates with a... more
  • Tuesday, December 01, 2015
    #GivingTuesday is about giving back and supporting the causes that move us. It’s about celebrating generosity and coming together to make a change. For us, it’s about bringing... more
  • Monday, November 30, 2015
    Rocío Lower
    Turkey Day is now behind us and we’re sprinting into the final month of 2015. Here’s what you might’ve missed this month or while you were out walking off the Thanksgiving feast... more
  • Wednesday, November 25, 2015
    The results are in: 2014 was another exceptional year at the National Park Foundation! Through our grants, we helped protect America's best idea -- our national parks. We made it... more
  • Tuesday, November 24, 2015
    Just over the horizon and hidden from plain view lie some of the world’s most remote wildernesses. These national parks, though seldom-visited, beg to be explored. This Black... more
  • Friday, November 20, 2015
    Thanksgiving is one of our most treasured national holidays. It is also perhaps the longest-standing American tradition. The history of Thanksgiving dates back several hundred... more
  • Tuesday, November 17, 2015
    We all have that one friend or family member who's always a challenge to shop for. They’re an outdoor aficionado with all the necessary gear for adventures to national parks. So... more
  • Monday, November 16, 2015
    William B. Bushong, Chief Historian, White House Historical Association
    In celebration of the National Christmas Tree at President’s Park (White House), the National Park Foundation is partnering with the White House Historical Association and its... more
  • Tuesday, November 10, 2015
    Horseshoe Bend: Made possible by millions of years of gushing water. And the support of Bryan Barreras. The river made the bend. As a member of the National Park Foundation... more
  • Monday, November 09, 2015
    Farah Anwar
    We are so excited to support the White House youth initiative Every Kid in a Park! The program allows all fourth graders attending school in the United States to get their very... more