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].

  • Tuesday, May 10, 2016
    Poetry and national parks are inextricably linked. National parks across the country have inspired countless poets, and some poets have even had national parks created in their... more
  • Tuesday, May 03, 2016
    With the National Park Service’s 100th anniversary fast approaching, the National Park Service and National Park Foundation are continuing to encourage everyone to find your park... more
  • Saturday, April 30, 2016
    Brian Q. Clay
    As we conclude the first full month of spring, we hope you have enjoyed the warmer weather in some of your national parks. As the month of April comes to an end, take a look back... more
  • Friday, April 29, 2016
    The National Park Service Centennial has inspired a lot of park lovers to plan epic trips in celebration of this historic milestone. Many have even shared their goal of visiting... more
  • Thursday, April 28, 2016
    Rocío Lower
    If ever there were a collection of photos that feed your #FOMO (fear of missing out), the Share the Experience photo contest submissions would be it! The 2015 photo contest,... more
  • Wednesday, April 20, 2016
    Rocío Lower
    How did a Scottish immigrant, fascinated by the natural world and the wild beauty of his new home in America, become synonymous with preservation? How did one man, who was an... more
  • Tuesday, April 19, 2016
    Alanna Sobel
    In celebration of National Park Week (April 16 – 24), we pulled together a fun list of ways to #FindYourPark and honor the National Park Service Centennial this year. From our... more
  • Tuesday, April 19, 2016
    The National Park Service is celebrating its centennial year in 2016, so there’s never been a better time to get out there and find your park. With so many amazing places to... more
  • Monday, April 18, 2016
    Rocío Lower
    In honor of National Volunteer Week (April 10-16) and National Park Week (April 16-24), the National Park Foundation hosted a Twitter chat about supporting national parks. The... more
  • Monday, April 11, 2016
    Farah Anwar
    National parks offer the perfect setting for powerful learning experiences. Through the 21st Century Conservation Service Corps,  youth and veterans, including low income and... more