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 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
  • 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