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].

  • Friday, May 11, 2012
    While most people are quite familiar with the iconic Golden Gate Bridge at Golden Gate National Recreation Area, many people don't realize that there is another bridge just a few... more
  • Thursday, May 03, 2012
        The fourth graders at Oak Grove School in Libertyville, Illinois just finished a month long unit on the U.S. National Parks when children’s author Barb Rosenstock visited... more
  • Monday, April 23, 2012
    In celebration of the 2012 National Park Week, the Foundation has partnered with Planet Green, soon to be Destination America , to honor America’s national parks. Each night,... more
  • Saturday, April 21, 2012
    Tiffany, The Campy Mom
    The incredible view.  Choose from desert view, ocean view, mountain view and more. It’s economical.  Forget the stay-cation. Try a get out and play-cation.  Many parks offer tent... more
  • Thursday, April 19, 2012
    This week, leading up to National Park Week, National Geographic launched its newest application for the iPhone®, “National Parks by National Geographic.”  The app will provide... more
  • Thursday, April 12, 2012
    Lanie Lamb
    Earlier this year, the National Park Foundation Board of Directors held a meeting in Big Bend National Park. At over 801,000 acres, Big Bend is one of the largest parks, but it... more
  • Thursday, March 01, 2012
    Alanna Sobel
    With winter vacation officially over and Spring Break already on the minds of so many, it's the perfect time to start planning an exciting trip to one of America's nearly 400... more
  • Monday, January 30, 2012
    Protecting 3.3 million acres of marine and terrestrial wilderness in Southeast Alaska, Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve is the ultimate escape for outdoor enthusiasts and... more
  • Monday, January 30, 2012
    The Black Canyon of the Gunnison's unique and spectacular landscape was formed slowly by the action of water and sediment scouring down through hard Proterozoic crystalline rock... more
  • Monday, January 30, 2012
    Rock Creek Park, the largest urban park in the National Park system, is truly a gem in our nation's capital with more than 1,700 acres of hardwood forest, meadows, and streams. ... more