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, January 07, 2015
    Corporate philanthropy has played a major role in advancing the national parks and the National Park Service. As the National Park Foundation looks toward the upcoming Centennial... more
  • Thursday, January 01, 2015
    Grab your calendars, national park fans — the 2015 fee-free days have been announced! For nine days this year, the entrance fee to all national parks will be waived in... more
  • Wednesday, December 31, 2014
    Rocío Lower
    What flew by faster: the month of December or 2014 as a year? It’s been an exciting month and an even more incredible year here at the National Park Foundation. But before we go... more
  • Monday, December 22, 2014
    Alanna Sobel
    For more than 50 years, our friends at North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) have tracked Santa’s holiday travels around the globe. NORAD staff, family, and friends... more
  • Thursday, December 18, 2014
    Rocío Lower
    The National Park Foundation turns 47 today! On this day each year, we take a moment to look back and reflect on everything that we’ve been able to accomplish with your support.... more
  • Tuesday, December 02, 2014
    Rocío Lower
    The chill, wonder, and merriment in the air can only mean one thing: the holidays are now upon us! Sites across the National Park System are celebrating the season in exciting... more
  • Monday, December 01, 2014
    Looking to give back to our national parks with the perfect gift this holiday season? Check out these unique gift ideas from our partners below. From gear to games, calendars to... more
  • Thursday, November 27, 2014
    Happy Thanksgiving from the National Park Foundation! To show our thanks for park lovers like you, we'd like to share these beautiful fall photos of national parks across the... more
  • Thursday, November 20, 2014
    If you’re in the market for a new car that shares your thirst for adventure, you can check out what Subaru has to offer this holiday season!  During this year’s Subaru “Share the... more
  • Thursday, November 06, 2014
    Alanna Sobel
    “We cannot enough admire the incomparable patience and fidelity of the soldiery.”  – George Washington from Headquarters Valley Forge February 16, 1778 Our nation’s history is... more