Trail Talk

The National Park Foundation 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].

  • Thursday, December 17, 2015
    Casey Schreiner
    Although these days I try to spend as much time as possible outside, I grew up as an “indoor kid” whose main connection with the outdoors were articles in hand-me-down issues of... more
  • Wednesday, December 16, 2015
    Victor Wei
    Community, adventure, and storytelling are all things that each of us, the eight Find Your Park Expedition participants, value. From the first minute we all met up in Denver, I... more
  • Monday, December 14, 2015
    Thousands of years ago, North America was largely covered in them. Without their incredible sculpting power, our country’s landscape would be vastly different, and though... more
  • Friday, December 11, 2015
    Grace Cortez
    My dream of working for the National Park Service started a little after I visited Yosemite National Park for the third time. Also, having a best friend who is a naturalist has... more
  • Thursday, December 10, 2015
    War in the Pacific National Historical Park offers sun-drenched celebration and somber remembrance in equal measures. Located on the tropical island of Guam, this park is a... more
  • Tuesday, December 08, 2015
    Tim Rains is an artist living in the Flathead Valley where he calls Glacier his “home park.” Prior to moving to Montana, he spent several years in Alaska working with the... more
  • Monday, December 07, 2015
    Andia Winslow
    June 8, 2015. A Monday. Like most, mundane. Emails, steel cut oatmeal, errands. Morning passes without event and the day continues to march towards its highest point. For me,... more
  • Friday, December 04, 2015
    Here you have ‘em, folks: 16 days in 2016 have been announced as fee-free days in your national parks! Grab your planner, open your calendar app, and mark these dates with a... more
  • Tuesday, December 01, 2015
    #GivingTuesday is about giving back and supporting the causes that move us. It’s about celebrating generosity and coming together to make a change. For us, it’s about bringing... more
  • Monday, November 30, 2015
    Rocío Lower
    Turkey Day is now behind us and we’re sprinting into the final month of 2015. Here’s what you might’ve missed this month or while you were out walking off the Thanksgiving feast... more