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].

  • Wednesday, September 02, 2015
    Just south of Chicago, the Pullman District was one of the first and most famous company towns in America. Developed by the Pullman Company, a major manufacturer and operator of... more
  • Wednesday, September 02, 2015
    Today, the Obama Administration announced the National Park Service Centennial Act legislation that would help the National Park Service and our 408 national parks from coast to... more
  • Tuesday, September 01, 2015
    Blair Guild
    It’s hard to believe that the last dog days of summer are here but alas, September has arrived. The days are getting shorter, kids are heading back to school, and the nights are... more
  • Monday, August 31, 2015
    Rocío Lower
    Have you been busy squeezing the last drops of fun out of the remaining days of summer? Can’t blame you – so have we! August was bustling on this end, so just in case you missed... more
  • Wednesday, August 19, 2015
    Hollis Bowe
    On August 25, the National Park Service turns 99 years old. And everyone is getting a present: free admission! But the excitement doesn’t stop there. In celebration of being one... more
  • Friday, August 14, 2015
    Liz Gustafson
    “… Looking at the stars always makes me dream, as simply as I dream over the black dots representing towns and villages on a map. Why, I ask myself, shouldn’t the shining dots of... more
  • Thursday, August 13, 2015
    Blair Guild
    Tenaya Lake, nicknamed the “jewel of high country,” is an integral part of Yosemite National Park – both ecologically and recreationally. As a part of the Merced River System, it... more
  • Tuesday, August 11, 2015
    Mark DeSantis
    Mention Assateague Island National Seashore to anyone from the Mid-Atlantic region or the politicos inside the Beltway, and they’re all likely to paint a similar mental picture... more
  • Friday, August 07, 2015
    Jessica Gonzalez
    "I didn't know I could do this in this park!" This is the most common refrain uttered by visitors in the five years the Your Park! Your Health! (YPYH) program has been running.... more
  • Thursday, August 06, 2015
    Caitlin Kauffman
    If you’re like us, you have a list of hikes you want to do someday — Scale Yosemite’s Half Dome, hike the Angels Landing Trail in Zion, go rim-to-rim in the Grand Canyon, or... more