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].

  • Monday, July 06, 2015
    Michael Liang
    What’s more American than blueberry pie? Apparently, pie made with rendered bear fat. Over the past few years, I’ve started a collection of national park-inspired recipes. This... more
  • Thursday, July 02, 2015
    Hollis Bowe
    As I queued for the ferry, I couldn’t believe I was finally about to meet one of the most famous women in America. Her face, instantly recognizable, glowed in New York’s... more
  • Tuesday, June 30, 2015
    Blair Guild
    June is one of the most exciting months of the year. The weather warms up, the kids get out of school, and, of course, summer starts! With all the excitement, it can be hard to... more
  • Friday, June 26, 2015
    Rocío Lower
    Summer finally arrived, bringing with it soaring temperatures and a stifling grip on the forecast. But it also means the kids are out of school, vacation requests are being put... more
  • Wednesday, June 24, 2015
    When you explore national parks, you get the opportunity to explore something about yourself. Photographer Andy Porter discovered his passion for photography when he started... more
  • Thursday, June 18, 2015
    For many of us, our fathers are responsible for first introducing us to the wonders of the National Park System. They led us on hikes through jaw-dropping natural landscapes.... more
  • Tuesday, June 16, 2015
    Blair Guild
    The summer’s first long weekend is just around the corner! Have you given any thought to how you’ll enjoy your national parks this July 4 weekend? As you gather with family and... more
  • Wednesday, June 10, 2015
    Stefanie Mathew
    When I was asked to travel to Colorado on behalf of the National Park Foundation to participate in the Student Conservation Association’s NPS Centennial Volunteer Ambassador... more
  • Friday, May 29, 2015
    Rocío Lower
    This month may have flown by (get it? snort!) and you may have missed something (see what we did there?).  So we’ve pulled together our BEST of MAY and shared it with you here!... more
  • Tuesday, May 26, 2015
    Having worked with the National Park Service for 25 years, Otis Halfmoon is a wealth of information. He’s the kind of person you could listen to for days on end and you’d still... more