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, May 22, 2013
    “How well do you know the continent you call home?” In a seven-part series that premiered on Sunday, May 19 Discovery asks viewers just that. In its NORTH AMERICA series,... more
  • Thursday, May 16, 2013
    Starting this month, park lovers can learn more about America’s most popular monuments on Travel Channel’s new original series “Monumental Mysteries.”  Every Thursday at 9/8C,... more
  • Tuesday, May 07, 2013
    We often hear from National Park Foundation supporters who are leading individual efforts to support our important mission.  Recently, we were excited to hear from Melissa Antone... more
  • Friday, April 05, 2013
    Dave Hubbard
    In the still-early days of the National Park Service right after World War II, those aspiring to have a “Permanent/Non-Seasonal” position within the NPS had to be creative... more
  • Tuesday, March 19, 2013
    Angela Hearn
    As a National Park Foundation (NPF) team member for eight years, I’ve been fortunate to visit many of our national parks.  And while each park is special and spectacular in its... more
  • Tuesday, February 26, 2013
    Steven Gadecki
    When was the last time that you experienced something that left you in total amazement? During our family trip to Florida we took some time to head down and visit the Everglades... more
  • Tuesday, February 12, 2013
    Anita Slomski
    A tiny derringer, hidden in the assassin’s pocket, felled the President and sealed the South’s fate. The bloodstained pillow that cushioned Abraham Lincoln’s head and the .44-... more
  • Tuesday, February 05, 2013
    From “I Heart Parks” gear to romantic park destinations, plan the perfect Valentine’s Day for the park lover in your life. Finding the perfect gift for your valentine can seem... more
  • Wednesday, January 23, 2013
    Steven Gadecki
    How does a family tradition start?  Over Thanksgiving weekend my family and I took advantage of the time off and headed out to Death Valley National Park for some exploring. This... more
  • Friday, January 11, 2013
    Neil Mulholland, President & CEO
    Thank You! I am very excited to share that because of your support during our 45 Days of Giving campaign we reached our $450,000 year-end goal!  You made the Foundation’s 45th... more