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

  • Friday, August 20, 2010
    By Matt Ferris on 08/20/2010 Program Director, National Park Foundation I just read an article by Philippe Cousteau, CEO of EarthEcho International, about his recent trip to... more
  • Thursday, August 12, 2010
    By Trevor Martin on 08/12/2010 As we all know, the oil well in the Gulf of Mexico has finally been capped.  But not before over 200 million gallons of oil has spilled and... more
  • Friday, August 21, 2009
    Dan Puskar
    The Land Player This week’s Featured Video for the “Your Parks Video Challenge,” is submitted from TheLandPlayer who made this acoustic riff about the Yellowstone and the Grand... more
  • Sunday, May 10, 2009
    By Dan Puskar on 05/10/2009 It’s not every day that you will help protect our national parks and preserve our environment by simply clicking your mouse. But today you can! Target... more
  • Monday, February 16, 2009
    By Dan Puskar on 02/16/2009 Last week, Americans celebrated the life of one of our most important presidents through the national parks that honor him. From the grandeur of Mount... more
  • Wednesday, January 30, 2008
    Christy Brigham
    01/30/2008 Thanks for the great workshop last week in Austin. It was a pleasure meeting all of you and hearing all of your great ideas! I just wanted to pass along a couple of... more
  • Friday, January 25, 2008
    By Luci Baines Johnson on 01/25/2008 Lady Bird Johnson’s own love affair with nature began when she was very young. After her mother’s death, she found solace, hope and promise in... more
  • Wednesday, January 23, 2008
    Dan Puskar
    01/23/2008 Lady Bird Johnson spurred our nation to beautify its communities, highways, and parks by planting and nurturing native flowers. To honor her legacy, the National Park... more