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].

  • Friday, November 09, 2012
    Marjorie Hall
    My grandfather was a 27 year old First Lieutenant in the United States Marine Corps when he was selected to model in a WWII Marine recruitment campaign.  I feel extremely... more
  • Friday, November 02, 2012
    Jacquie Fisher
    Have you ever considered a visit to a national park? We've visited quite a few local and state parks over the years, but nothing compares to our visit at Rocky Mountain National... more
  • Thursday, October 18, 2012
    Since, 1916, the National Park Service has served as an organization that provides people from all realms of life the ability to experience the beauty of our nation. Whether you’... more
  • Wednesday, October 03, 2012
    When I envision trees with beautiful fall colors I used to dream of the North East. After a backpack trip through one of America’s least visited National Parks I will never be... more
  • Thursday, September 27, 2012
    Frederick Douglass was renowned for his stirring, eloquent speeches about his life as a slave and his road to freedom. His gift for oration is honored at the Frederick Douglass... more
  • Wednesday, September 19, 2012
    I had no idea how critical the night sky was to our planet until I attended the first “Astronomy Festival” at Badlands National Park this Summer. As the Earth’s population has... more
  • Friday, September 07, 2012
    Steven Gadecki’s love for the outdoors and national parks began when his mother bought him an L.L.Bean backpack for his freshman year at college.  That backpack would become the... more
  • Thursday, September 06, 2012
    Christy Hartsell, National Park Foundation Vice President of Corporate Partnerships, recently hiked Mt. Whitney with her husband, Mark. Mt. Whitney is the highest mountain in the... more
  • Thursday, August 30, 2012
    Jennifer Chambers
    Discovering America’s national parks with my children is a dream that I continue to make a reality every summer.  Two summers ago, we visited our first national park, Great Sand... more
  • Saturday, August 25, 2012
    The National Park Foundation cordially invites you to the biggest birthday bash of the year. August 25th marks the 96th birthday of the National Park Service - a day we can all... more