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].

  • Thursday, August 06, 2015
    Caitlin Kauffman
    If you’re like us, you have a list of hikes you want to do someday — Scale Yosemite’s Half Dome, hike the Angels Landing Trail in Zion, go rim-to-rim in the Grand Canyon, or... more
  • Monday, August 03, 2015
    Blair Guild
    You’re using the #FindYourPark and #EncuentraTuParque hashtags around the web, but did you know that the photos and memories you’re already sharing could win you some awesome... more
  • Friday, July 31, 2015
    Blair Guild
    July has come and gone, can you believe it? Summer is just flying by! With planning Fourth of July festivities, beach trips, and barbeques, it can be difficult to keep up with... more
  • Monday, July 27, 2015
    Hollis Bowe
    Summer and national parks go together like rangers and the National Park Service. As hot weather rolls in, we begin dreaming of the seashores, rivers, and lakes found across the... more
  • Thursday, July 23, 2015
    Alanna Sobel
    The truth is that there are many more than three reasons, but these will give you a glimpse into why the National Park Foundation’s 2015 Find Your Park Expedition is such an... more
  • Monday, July 20, 2015
    Outdoor travel writer Amy Whitley has great ideas for getting kids excited about parks as she and her husband have been taking their family on road trips for years. From admiring... more
  • Friday, July 17, 2015
    Mark DeSantis
    It’s not uncommon for a trip to one of our country’s national parks to make a life-changing impact on a visitor. The sweeping vistas, rich cultural connections, and deeply rooted... more
  • Thursday, July 16, 2015
    Blair Guild
    The National Park Service’s newest addition is Waco Mammoth National Monument! President Obama welcomed this paleontological site in Texas as a National Park Service designation... more
  • Wednesday, July 08, 2015
    Stefanie Mathew
    In June, the National Park Foundation was proud to partner with the National Park Service to honor an incredible group of national park supporters. Each year, nearly 250,000... more
  • Monday, July 06, 2015
    Michael Liang
    What’s more American than blueberry pie? Apparently, pie made with rendered bear fat. Over the past few years, I’ve started a collection of national park-inspired recipes. This... more