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, November 20, 2013
    Amber Hanna
    This holiday season, NPF is excited to participate in the 6th annual Subaru “Share the Love” event!  What does this mean for you, parks lovers? If you’re in the market for a new... more
  • Monday, November 11, 2013
    Katherine Chesson
    Veterans Day is a time for all of us to honor those who have served our country. Members of the military—and their families—give so much to our country and the National Park... more
  • Tuesday, November 05, 2013
    Alanna Sobel
    Every year on November 11, Americans celebrate U.S. military veterans’ service to our country with the observance of Veterans Day. But did you know that a perfect place to honor... more
  • Monday, October 21, 2013
    Carolyn Hill
    One of the great joys of working at the National Park Foundation is being able to see first-hand the amazing work of the National Park Service and the positive impact they are... more
  • Thursday, October 17, 2013
    We’re excited and thankful that your more than 400 national parks are up and running again. Please note that the schedule for each individual park may vary depending on staff... more
  • Tuesday, October 01, 2013
    From the Grand Canyon to Gettysburg, Acadia to the Everglades, the impact of the government shutdown will be felt in every national park across America.  As an important member... more
  • Wednesday, September 25, 2013
    Midy Aponte, Executive Director of the American Latino Heritage Fund
    While I encourage everyone to celebrate the diversity of our country every single day, I am excited to join the collective efforts of people across the United States in... more
  • Wednesday, September 11, 2013
    Today the nation pauses to reflect on the events of September 11, 2001. For the National Park System, the focus turns to Flight 93 National Memorial in Shanksville, PA. The... 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... 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... more