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Hiking Quotes: 60 Of The Best & Inspiring Quotes About Hiking

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Whether you are looking for the best caption for your next Instagram post or some inspiration before a big hike, have a look at these top hiking quotes ahead of your next trail adventure!

We absolutely love a good hiking trip. There’s something just so special and adventurous when escaping the hustle and bustle of the daily grind, dusting off your hiking boots, and getting stuck into the stunning natural beauty and surroundings. 

Of course, the hike itself is incredibly memorable, but planning ahead and getting excited before a hiking adventure can be just as fun!

In this list of the 60 best hiking quotes, we hope to inspire you to get back to nature and the gorgeous outdoors. All of these hiking quotes are in some way related to hiking, hitting the road, and tackling a new adventure. Whether that’s enjoying the best hikes in Boone, NC, or hiking in Madeira, Portugal, or even Tenerife in Spain, we’ll sure you’ll find an awesome quote about hiking that will sum up your next trip!

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Don’t Forget These 5 Must-Have Hiking Essentials 

  1. A hiking day backpack
  2. Comfy pair of men’s boots, or woman’s hiking boots
  3. Hiking water bottle for hydration
  4. A cozy men’s and woman’s windbreaker for those gusty summits
  5. A set of hiking poles

60 Best Hiking Quotes 

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Quotes for Hikers © Image Courtesy of Nathan Chilcott by Canva

Quotes for Hikers

1. “There are no shortcuts to any place worth going.” – Beverly Sills

2.     “You need special shoes for hiking – and a bit of a special soul as well.” – Terri Guillemets

3.     “An early morning walk is a blessing for the whole day.” – Henry David Thoreau

4.     “Leave the road, take the trails.” – Pythagoras

5.     “The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” – Lao Tzu

6.     “If you are seeking creative ideas, go out walking. Angels whisper to a man when he goes for a walk.” – Raymond Inmon

7.     “Of all the paths you take in life, make sure a few of them are dirt.” – John Muir

8.     “It’s easier to go down a hill than up it but the view is much better at the top.” – Henry Ward Beecher

9.     “Cover the earth before it covers you.” – Dagobert D. Runes

10.  “The world reveals itself to those who travel on foot.” – Werner Herzog

11.  “Walking is a man’s best medicine.” – Hippocrates

12.  “Methinks that the moment my legs begin to move, my thoughts begin to flow.” – Henry David Thoreau

13.  “I slow down when hiking. The rhythm of nature is more leisurely. The sun comes up, it moves across the sky, and you begin to synchronize to that rhythm.” – John Mackey

14.  “Returning home is the most difficult part of long-distance hiking. You have grown outside the puzzle and your piece no longer fits.” – Cindy Ross

15.  “Hiking is not escapism; it’s realism. The people who choose to spend time outdoors are not running away from anything; we are returning to where we belong.” – Jennifer Pharr Davis

16.  “It’s not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves.” – Sir Edmund Hillary

17.  “Wilderness is not a luxury but a necessity of the human spirit, and as vital to our lives as water and good bread.” – Edward Abbey

18.  “It’s easier to go down a hill than up it but the view is much better at the top.” – Henry Ward Beecher

19.  “I always wonder why birds stay in the same place when they can fly anywhere on the earth.  Then I ask myself the same question.” – Harun Yahya

20.  “Jobs fill your pockets, but adventures fill your soul.”- Jaime Lyn Beatty

21.  “I love walking in the woods, along the trails, by the beaches. I love being part of nature. I love walking alone. It is therapy. One needs to be alone, to recharge one’s batteries.”- Grace Kelly

22.  “On a hike, the days pass with the wind, the sun, the stars; movement is powered by a belly full of food and water, not a noxious tankful of fossil fuels. On a hike, you’re less a job title and more a human being. A periodic hike not only stretches the limbs but also reminds us: Wow, there’s a big old world out there.” – Ken Ilgunas

23.  “No matter how sophisticated you may be, a large granite mountain cannot be denied – it speaks in silence to the very core of your being.”— Ansel Adams

24.  “If you can find a path with no obstacles, it probably doesn’t lead anywhere.” — Frank A. Clark

25.  “Go out, go out I beg of you And taste the beauty of the wild. Behold the miracle of the earth with all the wonder of a child.” – Edna Jaques

26.  “If you are seeking creative ideas, go out walking. Angels whisper to a man when he goes for a walk.” – Raymond Inmon

27.  “In life, it’s not where you go, it’s who you travel with.” – Charles Schulz

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Funny Hiking Quotes © Image Courtesy of Spencer Gurley from Pexels by Canva

Funny Hiking Quotes

28.  “Never follow someone else’s path unless you’re in the woods and you’re lost, and you see a path.  By all means, you should follow that.” – Ellen Degeneres

29.  “Hiking is not for everyone. Notice the wilderness is mostly empty.” – Sonja Yoerg

30.  “Hiking and happiness go hand in hand or foot in boot.” – Diane Spicer

31.  “There is no such thing as bad weather, only inappropriate clothing.” – Sir Rannulph Fiennes

32.  “I have two doctors, my left leg and my right.” – G.M. Trevelyan

33.  “Hiking is just walking where it’s okay to pee.” – Demetri Martin

34.  “Feeling low? Go on mountains.” – Prajakta Mhadnak

35.  “Do more things that make you forget to check your phone.” – Unknown

36.  “Mountains have a way of dealing with overconfidence.” – Hermann Buhl

37.  “Hiking is the only slightly less ugly stepsister of running.” – Lindy Hughes

38.  “Fact: Hiking is actually just walking, only on dirt or rocks or other uneven surfaces. Or walking where an animal larger than you can kill and eat you.” – Brendon Leonard, Semi-Rad

39.  “Hiking is the answer.  Who cares what the question is.” – Unknown

40.  “There is no Wi-Fi in the forest, but you will find a better connection.” – Unknown

41.  “I like being near the top of a mountain. One can’t get lost here.” — Wislawa Szymborska

42.  Think outside. No box required.” — Unknown

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Inspirational Quotes on Hiking

43.  “People do not decide to become extraordinary. They decide to accomplish extraordinary things.” – Edmund Hillary

44.  “Only those who risk going too far can possibly find out how far they can go.” — T.S. Eliot

45.  “I see my path, but I don’t know where it leads. Not knowing where I’m going is what inspires me to travel it.” – Rosalia de Castro

46.  “May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous, leading to the most amazing views. May your mountains rise into and above the clouds.” – Edward Abbey

47.  “The trail leads not merely north and south, but up to the body, mind, and soul of man.” – Harold Allen

48.  “You’re off to great places, today is your day. Your mountain is waiting, so get on your way.” – Dr. Seuss

49.  “Everyone wants to live on top of the mountain, but all the happiness and growth occurs while you are climbing it.” – Andy Rooney

50.  “The experienced mountain climber is not intimidated by a mountain he is inspired by it.” – William Arthur Ward     

51.  “The hardest mountain to climb is the one within.” – J. Lynn

52.  “Between every two pines there is a doorway to a new world.” – John Muir

53.  “The best journeys in life are those that answer questions you never thought to ask.” – Rich Ridgeway

54.  “Adventure is worthwhile in itself.” – Amelia Earhart

55.  “Real adventure is defined best as a journey from which you may not come back alive, and certainly not as the same person.” – Yvon Chouinard

56.  “If happiness is the goal – and it should be, then adventures should be top priority.” – Richard Branson

57.  “I go to nature to be soothed and healed, and to have my senses put in order.” – John Burroughs

58.  “Look deep into nature and you will understand everything better.“ – Albert Einstein

59.  “We are all travelers in the wilderness of the world and the best we can find in our travels is an honest friend.” – Robert Louis Stevenson60.  “Oh, how can I put into words the joys of a walk over country such as this; the scenes that delight the eyes, the blessed peace of mind, the sheer exuberance which fills your soul as you tread the firm turf? This is something to be lived, not read about.” – Alfred Wainwright

60 Of The Best Hiking Quotes and Captions! Best Hiking Quotes, Quotes About Hiking, Funny Hiking Quotes, Quotes for Hikers, Quotes on Hiking!
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