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 14, 2014
    Cari Morgan
    If this video doesn’t inspire you to visit a national park this summer, we don’t know what will… Walt Whitman may not have known what it was like to step foot into a national... more
  • Friday, April 25, 2014
    Aida Frey is a 12-year-old with a fascinating hobby: she is passionate about traveling with her family and participating in Junior Ranger programs across the country! Not only... more
  • Wednesday, April 23, 2014
    In honor of the 2014 National Park Week theme, we’re excited to “Go Wild” and share a new infographic with you! From diverse wildlife, iconic landscapes, vibrant culture, and... more
  • Thursday, April 17, 2014
    Angela Hearn
    After months of irresistible teasers and adorable trailers, Disneynature’s BEARS has finally arrived! Disneynature’s new True Life Adventure shares the epic story of one brave... more
  • Tuesday, April 15, 2014
    National Park Service Ranger Betty Soskin
    Upon reaching 92, I have collected so many memories and experiences. The story I want to share today is my national park story. In 1942, I worked as a 20-year-old clerk in the... more
  • Friday, April 11, 2014
    The magnificence of our national parks can be experienced in countless ways. Some visitors are content to quietly stand before the greatness of the parks and commit the moment to... more
  • Monday, March 24, 2014
    Neil Mulholland, President and CEO
    This is an exciting moment for the National Park Foundation. Today we unveil a new look for our organization – one that underscores our role as the nonprofit partner of the... more
  • Thursday, March 20, 2014
    NPS Ranger Samantha Christine, Central District, National Capital Parks - East
    On February 26, 1955, at the Brotherhood Luncheon held in her honor, Mrs. Mary McLeod Bethune delivered the last speech she would ever give. In that speech, she poignantly stated... more
  • Friday, March 14, 2014
    Rocío Lower
    Are you ready to stop hiding under covers, puffy jackets, and warm hats? Are you counting down the days until you can get outside and enjoy the sights and sounds of spring? We... more
  • Wednesday, March 05, 2014
    Steven Gadecki
    For my birthday last year, my wife and son surprised me with a trip to Channel Islands National Park. Visiting the islands has been on my wish list since I moved to California 13... more