Trail Talk 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, November 27, 2014
    Happy Thanksgiving from the National Park Foundation! To show our thanks for park lovers like you, we'd like to share these beautiful fall photos of national parks across the... more
  • Thursday, November 20, 2014
    If you’re in the market for a new car that shares your thirst for adventure, you can check out what Subaru has to offer this holiday season!  During this year’s Subaru “Share the... more
  • Thursday, November 06, 2014
    Alanna Sobel
    “We cannot enough admire the incomparable patience and fidelity of the soldiery.”  – George Washington from Headquarters Valley Forge February 16, 1778 Our nation’s history is... more
  • Wednesday, November 05, 2014
    Some people have just recently discovered our national parks, while others have been visiting them for years. Los Tweens & Teens founder and co-publisher Cristy Clavijo-Kish... more
  • Friday, October 31, 2014
    Rocío Lower
    How did October fly by so fast?! Maybe we all spent so much time enjoying the fall foliage and carving our pumpkins that we forgot to keep track of how quickly the end of the... more
  • Tuesday, October 21, 2014
    Rocío Lower
    The cracking sound of a twig in the distance. The menacing hoot of a lone owl in the pitch-black night. The inexplicable creak of a floorboard in an empty historic building. It... more
  • Thursday, September 25, 2014
    Rocío Lower
    The second-to-last fee-free day of 2014 is upon us! On Saturday, September 27, all national parks will waive their entrance fees to welcome visitors for National Public Lands Day... more
  • Tuesday, September 23, 2014
    Rocío Lower
    As the oppressive summer heat loosens its grip on the country, national parks are transitioning into the cooler, colorful days for autumn. It’s hard to pinpoint the best part of... more
  • Monday, August 18, 2014
    Neil Miele
    When the sun sets on a beautiful day in our national parks, don’t think that the fun is over! These eight national parks assure us that nature never sleeps with exciting after-... more
  • Tuesday, August 05, 2014
    Christine Gabriele, NPS Wildlife Biologist
    On June 25, 2014, Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve in Alaska hosted the grand opening of “Snow” - an exhibit paying tribute to a pregnant 45 ½-foot female humpback whale... more