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].

  • 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
  • Tuesday, July 22, 2014
    Rocío Lower
    Summer opens up a new world of possibilities within the national parks! The long days give us more time to enjoy the parks, while the warmer temperatures are the perfect excuse... more
  • Monday, June 16, 2014
    Rocío Lower
    Get your sneakers on and grab your friends and family -- it’s time to celebrate the birth of this great nation we call home! As you prepare for a long weekend full of good times... more
  • Tuesday, May 20, 2014
    Rocío Lower
    “It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us - that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the... more
  • Wednesday, May 14, 2014
    Cari Morgan
    If this video doesn’t inspire you to visit a national park this summer, we don’t know what will… Walt Whitman may not have known what it was like to step foot into a national... more
  • Friday, April 25, 2014
    Aida Frey is a 12-year-old with a fascinating hobby: she is passionate about traveling with her family and participating in Junior Ranger programs across the country! Not only... more
  • Wednesday, April 23, 2014
    In honor of the 2014 National Park Week theme, we’re excited to “Go Wild” and share a new infographic with you! From diverse wildlife, iconic landscapes, vibrant culture, and... more
  • Thursday, April 17, 2014
    Angela Hearn
    After months of irresistible teasers and adorable trailers, Disneynature’s BEARS has finally arrived! Disneynature’s new True Life Adventure shares the epic story of one brave... more