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].

  • Thursday, November 05, 2015
    Rocío Lower
    It is astounding to stop and consider the countless stories of heroism, service, and grit that forged our nation. From ordinary citizens to recognized historical figures, our... more
  • Wednesday, November 04, 2015
    The heritage of America's native peoples stretches back far before our nation's founding. Their culture and contributions helped shape the framework for what America is today.... more
  • Wednesday, November 04, 2015
    Kenai Fjords National Park was shaped by plate tectonics, ancient glaciers, and Marcia Miller’s generosity. By giving to the National Park Foundation, Marcia doesn’t just protect... more
  • Tuesday, November 03, 2015
    For accomplished and aspiring history buffs, the fall is a great time to pay a visit to a nearby national park. Special events throughout the autumn months give you a hands-on... more
  • Monday, November 02, 2015
    Whitney Mitchell
    There were a people in the mesa.Fashioning juniper branches with fingers of purpose and freedom.Canvasing earth bound homes,castles of memory and might.With sandstone and mortar... more
  • Friday, October 30, 2015
    Rocío Lower
    Have you stopped and wondered: where is 2015 scurrying off to so quickly? It’s hard to believe we’re welcoming November already! Here’s a recap on what you might’ve missed while... more
  • Thursday, October 29, 2015
    San Antonio Missions: Founded by Spanish missionaries, supported by a Brooklyn musician. Local indigenous people used limestone and stucco to build San Antonio Missions National... more
  • Wednesday, October 28, 2015
    The Ghost Ship of Cape Hatteras National Seashore The best mysteries are those that may never be solved. When the Carroll A. Deering was discovered in 1921, its crew vanished and... more
  • Wednesday, October 21, 2015
    The Thomas Jefferson Memorial is supported by 26 marble columns. And one retired teacher. Richard Nickel may live in a town of only 2,158 people, but as a part of the National... more
  • Monday, October 19, 2015
    Hollis Bowe
    A Federal soldier. A 1920s Yard Worker. A Cherokee War Leader. A Sufragette. A Cowboy. A Nurse. What do these people have in common? All of them live in our national parks. The... more