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].

  • Monday, November 02, 2015
    Whitney Mitchell
    There were a people in the mesa.Fashioning juniper branches with fingers of purpose and freedom.Canvasing earth bound homes,castles of memory and might.With sandstone and mortar... more
  • Friday, October 30, 2015
    Rocío Lower
    Have you stopped and wondered: where is 2015 scurrying off to so quickly? It’s hard to believe we’re welcoming November already! Here’s a recap on what you might’ve missed while... more
  • Thursday, October 29, 2015
    San Antonio Missions: Founded by Spanish missionaries, supported by a Brooklyn musician. Local indigenous people used limestone and stucco to build San Antonio Missions National... more
  • Wednesday, October 28, 2015
    The Ghost Ship of Cape Hatteras National Seashore The best mysteries are those that may never be solved. When the Carroll A. Deering was discovered in 1921, its crew vanished and... more
  • Wednesday, October 21, 2015
    The Thomas Jefferson Memorial is supported by 26 marble columns. And one retired teacher. Richard Nickel may live in a town of only 2,158 people, but as a part of the National... more
  • Monday, October 19, 2015
    Hollis Bowe
    A Federal soldier. A 1920s Yard Worker. A Cherokee War Leader. A Sufragette. A Cowboy. A Nurse. What do these people have in common? All of them live in our national parks. The... more
  • Friday, October 16, 2015
    Spectacular sunrises weren’t the only thing on the #FindYourPark Expedition itinerary (but there were plenty of those too)! In this next installment from the #FYPx crew, they... more
  • Thursday, October 15, 2015
    Creature comforts often include a roof over your head, good eats, and great people. On this next installment from the #FindYourPark Expedition, we check in after the crew’s... more
  • Wednesday, October 14, 2015
    Zion National Park is the result of erosion, sedimentary uplift, and Stephanie Shinmachi.  Members of the National Park Foundation community, like Stephanie, volunteer in parks... more
  • Wednesday, October 14, 2015
    Over the weekend, the Find Your Park Expedition (#FYPx) participants gathered from different corners of the U.S. and hit the road to embark on a trip to two national parks in... more