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].

  • Thursday, July 07, 2016
    Marya Skotte
    The dramatic landscapes of Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks lie side by side in the Southern Sierra Nevada Mountains – a testament to the majesty and geographic diversity... more
  • Saturday, July 02, 2016
    Joe Laing
    Thanks to the more than 400 locations under the care of the National Park Service, a person could spend a lifetime discovering all they have to offer. Whether your vacation hot... more
  • Thursday, June 30, 2016
    Brian Q. Clay
    Summertime is officially here! It’s that time of the year for endless cookouts, beach vacations, and a visit or two to your favorite national parks. We have had some exciting... more
  • Tuesday, June 28, 2016
    Michelle Piñon
    I was pretty sure that I was being lied to. For reasons unknown, all the scientists, teachers, authors and natural history museums of the world had conspired against me. They had... more
  • Friday, June 24, 2016
    Brian Q. Clay
    On June 24, 2016, New York City’s Stonewall National Monument was designated as the 412th unit of the National Park System. The site of the 1969 riots and recognized birthplace... more
  • Tuesday, June 21, 2016
    Rocío Lower
    When it comes to patriotic vacations, you’d be hard-pressed to find a better place to visit than Philadelphia. Sure, other places across the country are home to nationally-... more
  • Monday, June 20, 2016
    Alexander Terango
    The headlands of Point Reyes National Seashore tower above the Pacific Ocean waves giving visitors a commanding view of Bodega Bay to the North, San Francisco to the South, and... more
  • Friday, June 17, 2016
    Farah Anwar
    Our national parks offer numerous outdoor activities that are both fun and good for your health! The Active Trails program, supported by the Coca-Cola Foundation, promotes... more
  • Wednesday, June 15, 2016
    Every summer, national parks along the coast are home to a near-miraculous event that often goes unseen. When baby sea turtles emerge from the sand and make their first journey... more
  • Tuesday, June 14, 2016
    Hollis Bowe
    When you think national parks, you also think of pristine lakes, great plains, and jagged mountain ranges. But the National Park System is home to historic sites and structures... more