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, February 12, 2016
    Rocío Lower
    Thanks to the ingenious idea of Parks and Recreation’s conservation icon Leslie Knope, the day before Valentine’s Day is now widely celebrated as Galentine’s Day.   via GIPHY... more
  • Thursday, February 04, 2016
    Andia Winslow
    In October 2015, I traveled with the National Park Foundation’s Find Your Park Expedition to explore some of our nation's greatest gems. Inspired by my experience on the... more
  • Monday, February 01, 2016
    In honor of Black History Month, the National Park Foundation is proud to highlight seven profound national parks. From Civil War sites to Civil Rights monuments, these parks... more
  • 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