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213 Best Hiking Quotes For Those Who Like Adventures

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Going on a hike and being outdoors can be great for our mental well-being.

It allows us to escape the hustle and bustle of every day life.

Being out in nature can be a great way to unwind and relex.

Reading some hiking quotes can inspire you to go on more adventures.

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Top 10 Hiking Quotes

The world reveals itself to those who travel on foot.

Werner Herzog
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I took a walk in the woods and came out taller than trees.

Henry David Thoreau
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Hiking’s not for everyone. Notice the wilderness is mostly empty.

Sonja Yoerg
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If you are on the right path, it will always be uphill.

Henry B. Eyring
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There are no shortcuts to any place worth going.

Beverly Sills
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The hardest mountain to climb is the one within.

J. Lynn
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I’ve realized that at the top of the mountain, there’s another mountain.

Andrew Garfield
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Some beautiful paths can’t be discovered without getting lost.

Erol Ozan
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Ain’t no mountain high enough, ain’t no valley low enough, ain’t no river wide enough, to keep me from getting to you babe.

Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell
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There’s no one I’d rather walk the trails with than you.

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More Hiking Quotes

No mountain remains a mystery when you take steps to conquer it. Unknown

A vigorous five-mile walk will do more good for an unhappy but otherwise healthy adult than all the medicine and psychology in the world. Paul Dudley White

Walking: the most ancient exercise and still the best modern exercise. Carrie Latet

Today, she is standing at the top of a mountain and appreciating the majestic panoramic view of mesmerizing Himalaya. As a kid, she used to look up in the sky and wish for wings to fly up to the mountains. And now after a long wait of many years, she is standing here and living her dream. Ashish Bhardwaj

Leave the road, take the trails. Pythagore

Our minds, as well as our bodies, have need of the out-of-doors. Our spirits, too, need simple things, elemental things, the sun and the wind and the rain, moonlight, and starlight, sunrise and mist and mossy forest trails, the perfumes of dawn and the smell of fresh-turned earth and the ancient music of wind among the trees. Edwin Way Teale

It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop. Confucius

May your search through nature lead you to yourself. Shikoba

Feeling LOW? Go on mountains. Prajakta Mhadnak

Mountains make me believe that nothing can be bigger than nature, not even human ego.

Think of every date as one step up they’re leading you to a beautiful peak. Unknown

Here’s to all the places we went. And here’s to all the places we’ll go. And here’s to me, whispering again and again and again and again: I love you. John Green

I’d rather be hiking in the rain than sitting inside at a desk on a sunny day. Unknown

There may be more to learn from climbing the same mountain a hundred times than by climbing a hundred different mountains. Richard R. Nelson

Sometimes, nature is all you need. Shikoba

Hiking is just walking where it’s okay to pee. Demetri Martin

You need special shoes for hiking…and a bit of a special soul as well. Unknown

I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived. Henry David Thoreau

There is no such thing as bad weather, only inappropriate clothing. Sir Ranulph Fiennes

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

All truly great thoughts are conceived by walking. Friedrich Nietzsche

Only one who wanders finds a new path. Norwegian Proverb

You can’t climb up a mountain, with downhill thoughts. Unknown

Sometimes, all you need is a great friend and thirst for adventure. Unknown

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

Distance changes utterly when you take the world on foot. A mile becomes a long way, two miles literally considerable, ten miles whopping, fifty miles at the very limits of conception. The world, you realize, is enormous in a way that only you and a small community of fellow hikers know. Planetary scale is your little secret. Bill Bryson

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

The best way out is always through. Robert Frost

It’s not a competition to reach the top, it’s a promise you make with yourself. Unknown

Although I deeply love oceans, deserts, and other wild landscapes, it is only mountains that beckon me with that sort of painful magnetic pull to walk deeper and deeper into their beauty. Victoria Erickson

Climbing at altitude is like hitting your head against a brick wall it’s great when you stop.

Some women want diamonds… Others just want a hammock, a campfire, and some peace & quiet. Unknown

An early-morning walk is a blessing for the whole day. Henry David Thoreau

Sharing adventures means enjoying them 100% more. Unknown

Here is a photo of me and my therapist. Unknown

It’s not all about the views from the top of the mountain, there are so many beautiful things you pass on your journey to the top. Appreciate the beauty along your path! Unknown

Do more things that make you forget to check your phone. Unknown

Chasing angels or fleeing demons, go to the mountains. Jeffrey Rasley

Every now and then it’s good to stop climbing and appreciate the view from right where you are. Lori Deschene

It doesn’t matter where you are going, it’s who you have beside you. Unknown

The wild woman has a deep love of nature; a love for the ancient mother. Though possibly misunderstood, it has always been in her. When she goes into the wilderness, a part of her soul is going home. Shikoba

Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter. Izaak Walton

After a day’s walk, everything has twice its usual value. G.M. Trevelyan

If you’re going through hell, keep going. Winston Churchill

You never climb the same mountain twice, not even in memory. Memory rebuilds the mountain, changes the weather, retells the jokes, remakes all the moves. Lito Tejada-Flores

Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail. Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

For hiking is one of those things that you can only do when you have the determination in you. Unknown

Why should a relationship mean settling down? Wait for someone who won’t let life escape you, who’ll challenge you and drive you towards your dreams. Someone spontaneous who you can get lost in the world with. Beau Taplin

Traveling the road will tell you more about the road than Google will tell you about the road.

The long-distance hiker, a breed set apart, from the likes of the usual pack. He’ll shoulder his gear, be hittin’ the trail; long gone, long ‘fore he’ll be back. M.J. Eberhart

Mountains are not stadiums where I satisfy my ambition to achieve, they are the cathedrals where I practice my religion. Anatoli Boukreev

Take only memories, leave only footprints. Chief Seattle

Nature is not a place to visit. It is home. Unknown

Keep close to Nature’s heart, yourself; and break clear away, once in a while, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean. John Muir

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

Inspirational Hiking Quotes

When preparing to climb a mountain pack a light heart. Dan May

Mountains have a way of dealing with overconfidence. Hermann Buhl

The closer you are to nature the further you are from idiots. Unknown

I’ve fallen in love with adventures, so I begin to wonder, if that’s why I’ve fallen for you.

Climbing is as close as we can come to flying. Margaret Young

One thing to remember on the Eiger, never look up, or you may need a plastic surgeon.

If the winter is too cold and the summer is too hot, you are not a hiker. Unknown

In every walk with nature, one receives far more than he seeks. John Muir

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.

It’s a hill. Get over it. Unknown

Together is my favorite place to be.

The mountains are calling and I must go. John Muir

It’s not where you go, but who you go with. Unknown

The only way is forward. Unknown

A walk in nature walks the soul back home. Mary Davis

We live in a fast-paced society. Walking slows us down. Robert Sweetgall

Getting to the top is optional. Getting down is mandatory. Ed Viesturs

Climb mountains, not so the world can see you, but so you can see the world David McCullough Jr

You are my greatest adventure. Mr. Incredible, The Incredibles

Thousands of tired, nerve-shaken, over-civilized people are beginning to find out that going to the mountains is going home; that wildness is a necessity. John Muir

You need mountains. Long staircases don’t make good hikers. Amit Kalantri

Fresh air and muddy boots make everything better. Unknown

I know there’s nature all around, but I can’t keep my eyes off of you. Unknown

Just put one foot in front of the other. Austin Peck

Like the weightlessness of standing at the peak, a soulmate makes you feel free. Unknown

The perfect pair of hiking boots brings you safely through thrumming rivers and broken rocks; the perfect partner is walking right beside you. Unknown

Me thinks that the moment my legs begin to move, my thoughts begin to flow. H. Thoreau

Traveling shouldn’t be just a tour, it should be a tale. Amit Kalantri

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

Anywhere is ‘within walking distance. Unknown

Carry as little as possible, but choose that little with care. Earl Shaffer

Adventure isn’t hanging off a rope on the side of a mountain. Adventure is an attitude we must apply to the day to day obstacles of life. John Amatt

Two roads diverged in a wood, and I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference. Robert Frost

There is always an adventure waiting in the woods. Katelyn S. Bolds

If we were meant to stay in one place, we’d have roots instead of feet. Rachel Wolchin

Somewhere between the bottom of the climb and the summit is the answer to the mystery why we climb. Greg Child

Deep in the forest I stroll to hear the wisdom of my soul. Angie Weiland Crosby

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

It isn’t the mountain ahead that wears you out; it’s the grain of sand in your shoe.

What we find in a soulmate is not something wild to tame, but something wild to run with.

Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience. Ralph Waldo Emerson

Camping is not a date; it’s an endurance test. If you can survive camping with someone, you should marry them on the way home. Yvonne Prinz

I found far more answers in the woods than I ever did in the city. Mary Davis

Nature is the greatest place to heal and recharge. Unknown

Slow down and enjoy life. It’s not only the scenery you miss by going too fast you also miss the sense of where you are going and why. Eddie Cantor

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

Instead of Netflix and chill, we watch sunsets on a hill. Unknown

Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature’s peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop away from you like the leaves of Autumn. John Muir

In all things of nature there is something of the marvelous. Aristotle

Happiness is hiking with friends. Unknown

If you think you’ve peaked, find a new mountain. Unknown

The man who goes afoot, prepared to camp anywhere and in any weather, is the most independent fellow on earth. Horace Kephart

Hiking is a bit like life: The journey only requires you to put one foot in front of the other…again and again and again. And if you allow yourself the opportunity to be present throughout the entirety of the trek, you will witness beauty every step of the way, not just at the summit.

The mountains whisper for me to wander; my soul hikes to the call. Angie Weiland Crosby

Fall down seven times and stand up eight. Japanese Proverb

Travelers, there is no path, paths are made by walking. Antonio Machado

Motivational Hiking Quotes

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

To walk in nature is to witness a thousand miracles. Mary Davis

Faith moves mountains, but you have to keep pushing while you are praying. Unknown

Walking is a man’s best medicine. Hippocrates

DEET is nature’s cologne. Every Hiker

A journey is best measured in friends rather than miles. Tim Cahill

The only Zen you can find on the tops of mountains is the Zen you bring up there. Unknown

Walk away quietly in any direction and taste the freedom of the mountaineer. John Muir

For the sake of your soul, venture out. Unknown

Bring me coffee, take me hiking, and tell me I’m sexy. Unknown

It’s not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves. Sir Edmund Hillary

Remember to turn everything off once a week including your brain and walk somewhere quiet Unknown

Somewhere on your journey, don’t forget to turn around and enjoy the view. Unknown

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

Mountains are not fair or unfair, they are just dangerous. Reinhold Messner

Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all. Helen Keller

The trail leads not merely north and south, but up to the body, mind, and soul of man.

I have a therapist. Her name is Nature. Unknown

The earth has music for those who listen. William Shakespeare

Happiness and hiking go hand in hand or foot in boot. Diane Spicer

Everywhere is within walking distance if you have the time. Steven Wright

Life’s a climb but the view is great. Unknown

Think outside. No box required. Unknown

Bring a compass. It’s awkward when you have to eat your friends. Unknown

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

Life’s better when you add fresh air, a warm campfire, brights stars, and s’mores Unknown

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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

I go to nature to be soothed and healed, and to have my senses put in order. Unknown

Life was meant for good friends & great adventures. Unknown

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

Everything worthwhile is uphill. Everything. John Maxwell

A good friend listens to your adventures. A best friend makes them with you. Unknown

It’s not how many miles you walk, it’s how many smiles you share. Unknown

A journey well shared is a journey well enjoyed. Unknown

The trail is the thing, not the end of the trail. Travel too fast, and you miss all you are traveling for. Louis L’Amour

Hiking is the answer, who cares what the question is. Unknown

Without new experiences, something inside of us sleeps. The sleeper must awaken. Frank Herbert

The best thing one can do when it’s raining is to let it rain. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Who stands beside you on the journey is more important than where the trail leads to.

The woods are lovely, dark, and deep. But I have promises to keep, and miles to go before I sleep. Robert Frost

Those who dwell among the beauties and mysteries of the earth are never alone or weary of life. Rachel Carson

It feels good to be lost in the right direction. Unknown

Study nature, love nature, stay close to nature. It will never fail you. Frank Lloyd Wright

Friends that travel together, stay together. Unknown

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

Not all who wander are lost. J. R. R. Tolkien

May the forest be with you. Unknown

There is a whole world out there. Pack your backpack, your best friend, and go. Unknown

Fun Quotes About Hiking

Hike more, worry less. Unknown

Always hike with someone in worse shape than you. The bears out there will know.

I might look like I am listening to you, but in my mind, I am hiking. Unknown

If you’re on the right path it will always be uphill Henry B. Eyring

No matter how rough it gets, just keep on moving. Unknown

Each fresh peak ascended teaches something. Sir Martin Conway

Every mountain has its soul… if the mountain does not accept you and you don’t submit to her will, she will destroy you. Bernadette McDonald

Between every two pines is a doorway to a new world. John Muir

Sleeping bags are the soft tacos of the bear world. Bears

When the sun is shining I can do anything; no mountain is too high, no trouble too difficult to overcome. Wilma Rudolph

The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes. Marcel Proust

May your dreams be larger than mountains and may you have the courage to scale their summits. Harley King

What on earth would I do if four bears came into my camp? Why, I would die of course. Literally shit myself lifeless. Bill Bryson

When you’re tired, focus on the sights. Unknown

When everything feels like an uphill struggle, just think of the view from the top. Unknown

I walked slowly to enjoy this freedom, and when I came out of the mountains, I saw the sky over the prairie, and I thought that if heaven was real, I hoped it was a place I never had to go, for this earth was greater than any paradise. Daniel J. Rice

There are two kinds of climbers: those who climb because their heart sings when they’re in the mountains, and all the rest. Alex Lowe

Now I see the secret of making the best person, it is to grow in the open air and to eat and sleep with the earth. Walt Whitman

We don’t stop hiking because we grow old We grow old because we stop hiking. Finis Mitchel

And into the forest I go, to lose my mind and find my soul. John Muir

Take your potential someone into the forest. If they smile through the sweat and whistle with the wind, your adventures will never end. Unknown

The stars were better company anyway. David Eddings

Actually, the best gift you could have given her was a lifetime of adventures. Lewis Carroll

Trekking means a traveling experience with a thrilling excitement. Amit Kalantri

Because in the end, you won’t remember the time you spent working in an office or mowing the lawn. Climb that mountain. Jack Kerouac

Your partner is both home and adventure all at once. Unknown

The right someone will hack through the bushes and challenge the woods, but most importantly, they’ll enjoy every step with you. Unknown

The best view comes after the hardest climb. Unknown

Hiking side effects include sweating, euphoria, and general awesomeness. Unknown

Somewhere between the start of the trail and the end is the mystery why we choose to walk.

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

Live your life by a compass, not a clock. Unknown

May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous, leading to the most amazing view. May your mountains rise into and above the clouds. Edward Abbey

I have two doctors, my left leg and my right. G.M. Trevelyan

You are not in the mountains. The mountains are in you. John Muir

Backpacking: An extended form of hiking in which people carry double the amount of gear they need for half the distance they planned to go in twice the time it should take. Unknown

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

Trekkers at high altitudes sometimes sense a person walking a few paces behind them, just out of sight. Often this person is dead. I never feel this, but once or twice I imagine someone walking a little ahead of me. Colin Thubron

Hiking and happiness go hand in hand or foot in boot. Diane Spicer

The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. Lao Tzu

The clearest way into the universe is through a forest wilderness. John Muir

You keep me safe, I’ll keep you wild. Unknown

To Sum Up

Hopefully you enjoyed this big list of hiking quotes.

There are lots to motivate and inspire you every day.

I’d love to know which hiking quotes are your favourites.

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