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].

  • Wednesday, June 24, 2015
    When you explore national parks, you get the opportunity to explore something about yourself. Photographer Andy Porter discovered his passion for photography when he started... more
  • Thursday, June 18, 2015
    For many of us, our fathers are responsible for first introducing us to the wonders of the National Park System. They led us on hikes through jaw-dropping natural landscapes.... more
  • Tuesday, June 16, 2015
    By:
    Blair Guild
    The summer’s first long weekend is just around the corner! Have you given any thought to how you’ll enjoy your national parks this July 4 weekend? As you gather with family and... more
  • Wednesday, June 10, 2015
    By:
    Stefanie Mathew
    When I was asked to travel to Colorado on behalf of the National Park Foundation to participate in the Student Conservation Association’s NPS Centennial Volunteer Ambassador... more
  • Friday, May 29, 2015
    By:
    Rocío Lower
    This month may have flown by (get it? snort!) and you may have missed something (see what we did there?).  So we’ve pulled together our BEST of MAY and shared it with you here!... more
  • Tuesday, May 26, 2015
    Having worked with the National Park Service for 25 years, Otis Halfmoon is a wealth of information. He’s the kind of person you could listen to for days on end and you’d still... more
  • Monday, May 18, 2015
    By:
    Alanna Sobel
    If you could go on a national park road trip, where would you go? With more than 400 national parks and thousands of historic and recreational lands across the country, including... more
  • Monday, May 18, 2015
    By:
    Rocío Lower
    This month, we will take time to pause and remember the men and women who, as President Lincoln put it, “gave the last full measure of devotion” in service of this great country... more
  • Thursday, April 30, 2015
    By:
    Rocío Lower
    If you spent the month enjoying spring in the great outdoors, you may have missed some exciting happenings around here! Let’s revisit some of April’s news before we all go... more
  • Monday, April 27, 2015
    By:
    Liz Gustafson
    I have a mother, grandmother, and aunt of uncommon strength and kindness, and all together they make up my family. Growing up, I spent nights with my mother chatting about our... more

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