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].

  • Monday, August 01, 2016
    By:
    Whitney Mitchell
    An online survey that turned into a celebratory email, that morphed into a plane ticket, that connected to a welcome reception, that descended into the cliffs and sand slopes of... more
  • Friday, July 29, 2016
    By:
    Jessica Geraci
    Fresh air is blowing in through your open car windows as you pass by unforgettable views of the Shenandoah landscape. Suddenly, a black bear appears in the distance. You have now... more
  • Monday, July 25, 2016
    By:
    Brian Q. Clay
    This year, you don’t have to go far to experience the breathtaking landscapes of some of our most iconic national parks. Just head to your closest theater to get your fix and be... more
  • Monday, July 25, 2016
    By:
    Julie Seger
    Our national parks include stunning landscapes, unique wildlife habitats, and powerful historical and rich cultural resources. But they are also so much more. These beloved... more
  • Tuesday, July 19, 2016
    Alicia Cruz believes that the act of walking can be a grounding tool to help people feel more present and mindful. But not just walking anywhere – walking outdoors. By listening... more
  • Monday, July 18, 2016
    By:
    Julie Seger
    Stepping foot into one of our over 400 national park sites, we experience numerous benefits: beautiful scenery, fresh air and exercise, new knowledge and perspectives, history,... more
  • Friday, July 15, 2016
    By:
    Brian Q. Clay
    Have you ever found yourself wanting a bit more out of your experiences at our national parks? Are you looking for something more than just sightseeing, camping, and hiking;... more
  • Thursday, July 14, 2016
    By:
    Marya Skotte
    Summer is officially underway and we can’t think of a better way to celebrate than by supporting the White House’s initiative to get every fourth grader into a national park and... more
  • Monday, July 11, 2016
    By:
    Alanna Sobel
    Today’s exciting news: we announced the National Park Foundation’s 2016 Find Your Park Expedition! That means that an adventure to Yosemite and a variety of national parks in the... more
  • Friday, July 08, 2016
    By:
    Julie Seger
    Established 100 years ago, the National Park Service was tasked with a “forever” mission – one that calls upon the agency to protect our country's iconic landscapes and rich... more

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