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, October 05, 2015
    Veronica Verdin is a recent graduate of Bowdoin College in Maine where she studied anthropology and history. Originally from East LA, she has worked at Zion National Park and is... more
  • Saturday, October 03, 2015
    Over the last 15 years, Travel Channel host Samantha Brown has traveled around the world visiting over 240 cities in 65 countries and 32 of the United States. In her new series... more
  • Thursday, October 01, 2015
    Rocío Lower
    “The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls.” – Pablo Picasso National parks are beacons of learning. They interpret our history, celebrating our... more
  • Wednesday, September 30, 2015
    Rocío Lower
    September is always a whirlwind of a month! Between squeezing in the last summer escapades, getting the new school year underway, and enjoying the first hints of the fall season... more
  • Tuesday, September 29, 2015
    A new school year is underway! As educators dig into their curriculum, they’re looking for ways to show the real-world application of their many lessons. If you need a little... more
  • Thursday, September 24, 2015
    Alanna Sobel
    Sounds like the beginning of a joke, but this is no joke!   We announced today that eight individuals from across the country won a week-long adventure!     As part of our 2015... more
  • Tuesday, September 22, 2015
    Hollis Bowe
    September is best known for Labor Day, but did you know there is another major event this month? On September 26, we will celebrate the 22nd annual National Public Lands Day, the... more
  • Monday, September 21, 2015
    Hollis Bowe
    This September marks the one-year anniversary of the launch of the Second Century Club, the National Park Foundation’s corporate membership program. Over the past year, this... more
  • Thursday, September 17, 2015
    Melanie Mendez-Gonzales
    Last year I participated in the National Park Foundation’s American Latino Expedition and it changed my life. Cliché much? Es posible pero it really did. Prior to ALEx14, I knew... more
  • Friday, September 11, 2015
    Liz Gustafson
    Many of us can still recall exactly where we were when we heard the news. Four planes had been hijacked; two targeted our nation’s financial headquarters in New York City, while... more