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].

  • Tuesday, February 26, 2013
    Steven Gadecki
    When was the last time that you experienced something that left you in total amazement? During our family trip to Florida we took some time to head down and visit the Everglades... more
  • Tuesday, February 12, 2013
    Anita Slomski
    A tiny derringer, hidden in the assassin’s pocket, felled the President and sealed the South’s fate. The bloodstained pillow that cushioned Abraham Lincoln’s head and the .44-... more
  • Tuesday, February 05, 2013
    From “I Heart Parks” gear to romantic park destinations, plan the perfect Valentine’s Day for the park lover in your life. Finding the perfect gift for your valentine can seem... more
  • Wednesday, January 23, 2013
    Steven Gadecki
    How does a family tradition start?  Over Thanksgiving weekend my family and I took advantage of the time off and headed out to Death Valley National Park for some exploring. This... more
  • Friday, January 11, 2013
    Neil Mulholland, President & CEO
    Thank You! I am very excited to share that because of your support during our 45 Days of Giving campaign we reached our $450,000 year-end goal!  You made the Foundation’s 45th... more
  • Tuesday, December 18, 2012
    Neil Mulholland, President & CEO
    As President and CEO of the National Park Foundation, I count myself among the lucky few who truly love the jobs they do. Each day, I experience a new adventure in our work to... more
  • Thursday, November 29, 2012
    Looking for a unique way to give back to the national parks this holiday season, check out some of our great gift ideas below! NPF Gear for Park LoversDo you love parks? The... more
  • Tuesday, November 27, 2012
    This holiday season, you are cordially invited to participate in a 50 year American tradition. Each December, our friends at North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD)... more
  • Monday, November 19, 2012
    This week, Americans will gather with friends and family to reflect on what we are thankful for. For some the list is long and for others, quite short. We suffer a great... more
  • Friday, November 09, 2012
    Marjorie Hall
    My grandfather was a 27 year old First Lieutenant in the United States Marine Corps when he was selected to model in a WWII Marine recruitment campaign.  I feel extremely... more