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].

  • Wednesday, October 03, 2012
    When I envision trees with beautiful fall colors I used to dream of the North East. After a backpack trip through one of America’s least visited National Parks I will never be... more
  • Thursday, September 27, 2012
    Frederick Douglass was renowned for his stirring, eloquent speeches about his life as a slave and his road to freedom. His gift for oration is honored at the Frederick Douglass... more
  • Wednesday, September 19, 2012
    I had no idea how critical the night sky was to our planet until I attended the first “Astronomy Festival” at Badlands National Park this Summer. As the Earth’s population has... more
  • Friday, September 07, 2012
    Steven Gadecki’s love for the outdoors and national parks began when his mother bought him an L.L.Bean backpack for his freshman year at college.  That backpack would become the... more
  • Thursday, September 06, 2012
    Christy Hartsell, National Park Foundation Vice President of Corporate Partnerships, recently hiked Mt. Whitney with her husband, Mark. Mt. Whitney is the highest mountain in the... more
  • Thursday, August 30, 2012
    Jennifer Chambers
    Discovering America’s national parks with my children is a dream that I continue to make a reality every summer.  Two summers ago, we visited our first national park, Great Sand... more
  • Saturday, August 25, 2012
    The National Park Foundation cordially invites you to the biggest birthday bash of the year. August 25th marks the 96th birthday of the National Park Service - a day we can all... more
  • Wednesday, August 22, 2012
    Neil Mulholland, President & CEO
    Ninety-six years ago our nation made a profound declaration to set aside the very best it had to offer and to honor the places of our past.  From our iconic landscapes and sacred... more
  • Wednesday, August 08, 2012
    NPF Staff
    Washington D.C. is home to a variety of national parks and monuments – it is also the home of the National Park Foundation headquarters. Living and working here in the D.C. area... more
  • Thursday, July 19, 2012
    Matthew Boyer is the Director of Development for the National Park Foundation, he is blogging from Alaska. Sweeping from rocky coastline to glacier-crowned peaks, Kenai Fjords... more