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, January 28, 2016
    Rocío Lower
    We kicked off 2016 with a bang worthy of welcoming in the National Park Service Centennial year! Here’s what you might have missed while you were out finding your park and... more
  • Tuesday, January 26, 2016
    Whitney Mitchell
    We don’t swim. We don’t get our hair wet. We don’t like the sun. We don’t go outside. We don’t hike. For the past few years, I’ve navigated through vales of Buzzfeed comments... more
  • Monday, January 25, 2016
    Jan. 29 marks the anniversary of Kansas' statehood, also known as Kansas Day! If you didn't know the Sunflower State has its own holiday, you've been missing out. Mark your... more
  • Friday, January 22, 2016
    Mellie Davis
    When I first thought about fashion and the outdoors, I was a bit hesitant. How could I possibly connect the two? My thoughts on hiking and outdoor gear were based on what I have... more
  • Thursday, January 21, 2016
    Hollis Bowe
    When you think of national parks, you probably think of scenic landscapes, historic structures, battlefields, and monuments. With more than 400 national parks under its purview,... more
  • Wednesday, January 20, 2016
    Michael Quine, a Maryland native, has accumulated countless national park memories during a year-long journey through America’s treasured places. What do these memories all have... more
  • Tuesday, January 19, 2016
    Farah Anwar
    Last year was a great year for the National Park Foundation and our national parks! Through our grants, we helped protect America’s national treasures, we were able to connect ... more
  • Wednesday, January 13, 2016
    Grace Cortez
    I’ve always been a fond believer of “it’s not about the destination, it’s about the journey” during my trips because I find that the “in between” moments are where the best... more
  • Monday, January 11, 2016
    Rocío Lower
    It has been 48 years since we lost Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.; 33 years since legislation was signed officially establishing his birthday as a federal holiday; and 22 years... more
  • Thursday, January 07, 2016
    Casey Schreiner
    Yosemite. Glacier. Zion. Odds are, even if you only have a passing knowledge of the National Park System, there are a handful of big name parks you’re familiar with – even if it’... more