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

  • Thursday, July 12, 2012
    Matthew Boyer is the Director of Development for the National Park Foundation, he is currently blogging from Katmai National Park & Preserve - a hot spot for bear activity in... more
  • Friday, July 06, 2012
    Today, starting at 11am/10c, visit some of America’s most beautiful national parks from the comfort of your own living room. Check out Travel Channel for a block of national park... more
  • Friday, June 29, 2012
    Krista Johnston
    On a recent trip in Yellowstone National Park we had spent the day viewing herds of bison ranging the planes, a dozen elk forging the high Madison River, unseasonably warm... more
  • Friday, June 15, 2012
    Jeffrey D. Willius
    The bow of my canoe says hush-h-h!, carving into the muddy sand. I obey and get out on the small stretch of beach, grateful for the chance to stretch my legs. The damp sand,... more
  • Saturday, June 09, 2012
    We were excited to find out that America’s national parks are the backdrop of many stunning natural events captured on the new National Geographic mini-series Untamed Americas.... more
  • Friday, June 08, 2012
    Get moving today!  Grab your best pair of running shoes, fill up your water bottles and head out to your favorite national park to celebrate National Get Outdoors Day. Today, in... more
  • Thursday, June 07, 2012
    Lanie Lamb
    Last week, First Lady Michele Obama’s new book about the White House garden (also in a national park), American Grown, hit the stands.  We are especially excited as proceeds... more
  • Wednesday, May 23, 2012
    "When you pray with this pipe, you pray for and with everything." – Black Elk I can promise you one thing: when my brother and I, as children, careened around the Pipestone... more
  • Friday, May 11, 2012
    While most people are quite familiar with the iconic Golden Gate Bridge at Golden Gate National Recreation Area, many people don't realize that there is another bridge just a few... more
  • Thursday, May 03, 2012
        The fourth graders at Oak Grove School in Libertyville, Illinois just finished a month long unit on the U.S. National Parks when children’s author Barb Rosenstock visited... more