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

  • Monday, February 21, 2011
    By Marjorie Hall on 02/21/2011 This February 21st, marks the day Americans pause to remember the men who have led our nation throughout times of war and peace. Among the 394 units... more
  • Thursday, February 17, 2011
    By Marjorie Hall on 02/17/2011 This February, in honor of Black History Month, join with the National Park Foundation as it celebrates and supports the wealth of African American... more
  • Friday, January 28, 2011
    By Marjorie Hall on 01/28/2011 After receiving more than 9,000 entries in the 2010 Share the Experience photo contest, the National Park Foundation has posted the 100 finalist... more
  • Friday, January 07, 2011
    By Trevor Martin on 01/07/2011 With one click you can help the National Park Foundation raise up to $600,000 from the Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation! From January... more
  • Monday, January 03, 2011
    By Marjorie Hall on 01/03/2011 The National Park Foundation, the official charitable partner of the National Parks, encourages you to make a new year’s resolution you can feel... more
  • Monday, December 27, 2010
    By Marjorie Hall on 12/07/2010 The ceremony will be streamed live at starting at 5:00pm ET / 2:00pm PT, and will be broadcast nationwide beginning December... more
  • Monday, December 20, 2010
    By Marjorie Hall on 12/20/2010 The National Park Foundation, has launched the Countdown to Christmas sweepstakes. From December 20 through December 25, the National Park... more
  • Tuesday, November 30, 2010
    Trevor Martin
    Did you miss Oprah and Gayle’s girls-getaway camping trip to Yosemite National Park? Don’t worry, you can watch clips from the show at or you can tune in today to part... more
  • Wednesday, November 17, 2010
    By Marjorie Hall on 11/17/2010 During the Thanksgiving holiday, many of us find ourselves around the holiday table reflecting on the good times we have spent with family and... more
  • Thursday, November 11, 2010
    By Marjorie Hall on 11/11/2010 Each year, November 11th marks a day of remembrance for the service, and often sacrifice, of our nation’s military.  Many national parks around the... more