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].

  • Friday, May 27, 2016
    Frank Barrows
    I think there is a misperception that you have to be into camping, hiking, or adventure sports to enjoy visiting national parks with your kids, when in fact, parks are closer... more
  • Friday, May 27, 2016
    On Huffington Post, National Park Foundation President Will Shafroth shares a Q&A with National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis about national parks and corporate... more
  • Monday, May 23, 2016
    Shelly Williams
    "Is this a national park, or a different planet?” That’s what the kids were saying as they entered the Indian Cove Campground at Joshua Tree National Park for the inaugural... more
  • Thursday, May 19, 2016
    Mellie Davis
    Here’s the thing about doing something you have never done before - if you enjoyed your experience you will want to do it again and again. It stokes the embers that creates a... more
  • Wednesday, May 18, 2016
    We’ve got some exciting news for you: the National Park Service is turning 100 years old in 100 days! But the excitement doesn’t stop there – there are so many ways to get in on... more
  • Tuesday, May 17, 2016
    Every May, our nation commemorates those who have died while serving in our armed forces by organizing parades, picnics, and visits to cemeteries and national memorials across... more
  • Friday, May 13, 2016
    Hollis Bowe
    Alaska is not only America’s largest state, but it’s also home to more miles of coastline than the rest of the country combined — over 44,000! This coastline is beautiful, but it... more
  • Friday, May 13, 2016
    At the center of the Baltimore harbor Fort McHenry is an impressive focal point rich in historical significance. The valiant defense of the fort by 1,000 dedicated Americans... more
  • Thursday, May 12, 2016
    Farah Anwar
    Our Open OutDoors for Kids initiative connects kids to national parks through tons of fun and educational activities – from kayaking, to participating in hands-on science... more
  • Wednesday, May 11, 2016
    Liz Gustafson
    Remember when you dreamed about being a scientist when you grew up? Well, we can help make that dream a reality, even if only for a day or two! No matter where you live in the U.... more