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].

  • 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
  • Thursday, September 10, 2015
    As a landscape photographer, there’s no better place for Mason Cummings to practice his passion than the national parks. With his enthusiasm for the outdoors and inspiration... more
  • Thursday, September 03, 2015
    Blair Guild
    "A wilderness . . . is hereby recognized as an area where the earth and its community of life are untrammeled by man, where man himself is a visitor who does not remain." So... more
  • Wednesday, September 02, 2015
    Just south of Chicago, the Pullman District was one of the first and most famous company towns in America. Developed by the Pullman Company, a major manufacturer and operator of... more