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, January 31, 2014
    Writer, editor and travel enthusiast Jennifer Snyder is always sharing national park moments with us on Twitter, so we reached out to her to hear more about her love of America’... more
  • Thursday, January 16, 2014
    Rocío Lower
    Every year on the third Monday in January, we celebrate the extraordinary life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. We join together to honor a life lived in service, a life dedicated... more
  • Friday, January 03, 2014
    Alanna Sobel
    Did you hear the news? America’s national parks will offer free admission on nine days during 2014. Get out your calendar, save the dates and start planning your national park... more
  • Wednesday, January 01, 2014
    Hilary Baar
    A new year is traditionally the time to reflect on the past, present and future which may include a list of our New Year’s resolutions.  I know for myself, a recent member of the... more
  • Friday, December 20, 2013
    Winter is a wonderful time to experience your national parks. Whether you’re enjoying snow or sunshine (or both!), we hope that you’ll have the opportunity to visit at least one... more
  • Wednesday, December 18, 2013
    Alanna Sobel
    Today we celebrate 46 years of the National Park Foundation! 46 years of supporting, protecting, preserving, sharing, and assisting America’s national parks – YOUR national... more
  • Monday, December 02, 2013
    John Drengenberg, Consumer Safety Director at UL
    For many Americans, the holidays are a time for tradition, such as the National Christmas Tree Lighting that UL has proudly sponsored for six consecutive years. (Be sure to tune... more
  • Tuesday, November 26, 2013
    Alanna Sobel
    Thanksgiving is a joyous and reflective time. It’s a time to think about all the different reasons that we’re grateful, and we want you to know how thankful we are for park... more
  • Wednesday, November 20, 2013
    Amber Hanna
    This holiday season, NPF is excited to participate in the 6th annual Subaru “Share the Love” event!  What does this mean for you, parks lovers? If you’re in the market for a new... more
  • Monday, November 11, 2013
    Katherine Chesson
    Veterans Day is a time for all of us to honor those who have served our country. Members of the military—and their families—give so much to our country and the National Park... more