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, 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
  • Thursday, April 23, 2015
    By:
    Alanna Sobel
    This past Monday, the third day of National Park Week, I was among dozens who showed up at 6:30am for an early morning workout at Meridian Hill Park (part of Rock Creek Park).... more
  • Friday, April 17, 2015
    By:
    Rebecca Kuzar
    In less than a month, I will again take part in an incredibly memorable volunteer event during National Park Week called Plant a Tree at Flight 93. As we prepare for this year’s... more
  • Tuesday, March 31, 2015
    By:
    Alanna Sobel
    March has been such an exciting month, for so many reasons! We welcomed spring, interviewed a national park photographer, kicked off Find Your Park, and more! Just in case you... more
  • Monday, March 30, 2015
    By:
    Alanna Sobel
    From my neighbors, to my family and friends, to Centennial Ambassadors Bill Nye, Bella Thorne, Roselyn Sanchez, Terrence J. and Mary Lambert, everyone is talking about Find Your... more
  • Wednesday, March 18, 2015
    By:
    Alanna Sobel
    On Friday, we welcome the first official day of spring. How will you show springtime that you’re excited it’s finally here? We’ve got hundreds of places in mind that are great... more
  • Friday, March 13, 2015
    By:
    Farah Anwar
    National Park Foundation grants connect youth to parks through educational programs, help inspire people to become the next generation of park stewards, and also protect and... more
  • Thursday, March 12, 2015
    By:
    Bob Clark
    In all my time in our national parks, I’ve become aware of places within the parks that are perhaps overlooked. I call them “places within places.” Many of these special spots... more

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