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The Best 101 Hiking Quotes Perfect For Instagram Captions

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Hiking connects us to nature and provides a sense of accomplishment.

Hiking is an activity that can be done by anyone irrespective of age and experience. It is a recreational activity.

Hiking has plenty of advantages: we can enjoy fresh air, great views, the smell and sounds of nature and it is a great exercise form. According to Carrie Latet, hiking or walking is an ancient exercise and still the best modern way of physical fitness. It is a hobby that helps you witness a thousand miracles of the incredible world we live in. There are various ways and types of hikers, like the day hiker, weekend hiker, and more. Bushwhacking, traveling through dense forests is also a type of hiking. All you need for hiking is to put one foot in front of the other and continue the trek.

Are you planning an outdoor adventure? These quotes about hiking are perfect to use for an Instagram caption. You may also check out our animal lover quotes and what if quotes.

Great Hiking Quotes

Hiking path between Sils and Maloja

Walking outdoor amidst nature is the best thing we can experience. Read through a few of the best hiking quotes.

1. "Traveling— it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller."

-Ibn Battuta.

2."The world reveals itself to those who travel on foot."

-Werner Herzog.

3."Hiking and happiness go hand in hand or foot in boot."

-Diane Spicer.

4."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.

5."I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference."

-Jack Frost.

6."Walking is a man’s best medicine."


7."When you’re safe at home you wish you were having an adventure; when you’re having an adventure you wish you were safe at home."

-Thornton Wilder.

8."Attitude is the difference between an ordeal and an adventure."

-Bob Bitchin.

9."Only one who wanders finds a new path."

-Norwegian Proverb.

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

-Harley King.

11."Somewhere between the bottom of the climb and the summit is the answer to the mystery why we climb."

-Greg Child.

12."Complete freedom is not what a trail offers. Quite the opposite; a trail is a tactful reduction of options."

-Robert Moor.

13."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.

14."Adventure is worthwhile in itself."

-Amelia Earhart.

15."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.

16."Remember that time spent on a rock climb is not subtracted from your lifespan."

-Will Niccolls.

17."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.

18."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.

19."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.

20."Cover the earth before it covers you."

-Dagobert D. Runes.

21."Hiking is not for everyone. Notice the wilderness is mostly empty."

-Sonja Yoerg.

22."Between every two pines there is a doorway to a new world."

-John Muir.

23."You won, this time. But you are as big as you are ever going to get. And I’m still growing."

-Sir Edmund Hillary.

24."After a day’s walk, everything has twice its usual value."

-G.M. Trevelyan.

25."Sleeping bags are the soft tacos of the bear world."


26."To travel, to experience and learn: that is to live."

-Tenzing Norgay.

27."Not all who wander are lost."

-JRR Tolkien.

28."You need special shoes for hiking – and a bit of a special soul as well."

-Terri Guillemets.

29."The best journeys in life are those that answer questions you never thought to ask."

-Rich Ridgeway.

30."Getting to the top is optional. Getting down is mandatory."

-Ed Viesturs.

31."If happiness is the goal – and it should be, then adventures should be top priority."

-Richard Branson

32."You must go on adventures to find out where you truly belong."

-Sue Fitzmaurice.

Best Inspirational Hiking Quotes

Need some inspiration to kick start your hike or when the walk gets tough? Take your pick from these famous inspirational hiking quotes.

33."The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step."

-Lao Tzu.

34."There are no shortcuts to any place worth going."

-Beverly Sills.

35."Without new experiences, something inside of us sleeps. The sleeper must awaken."

-Frank Herbert.

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

-John Muir.

37."We don’t stop hiking because we grow old –We grow old because we stop hiking."

-Finis Mitchel.

38."Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail."

-Ralph Waldo Emerson.

39."Trails are routes to remembrance just as they are routes to knowledge."

-T.P. Lye.

40."Walking: the most ancient exercise and still the best modern exercise."

-Carrie Latet.

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


42."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.

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

-Dr. Seuss.

44."The clearest way into the universe is through a forest wilderness."

-John Muir.

45."Where the signposts end, the trail begins."

-Marty Rubin.

Nature Hiking Quotes

Hiking helps our soul look deep into nature. Below are the best hiking quotes and saying on nature.

46."I am happy out here. Messy hair, muddy boots, and wild water on my skin. Out here, this is where I


-Brooke Hampton.

47."Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience."

-Ralph Waldo Emerson.

48."How glorious a greeting the sun gives the mountains!"

-John Muir.

49."A vagrant is everywhere at home."


50."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.

51."Give me a wildness whose glance no civilization can endure."

-Henry David Thoreau.

52."A walk in nature walks the soul back home."

-Mary Davis.

53."To walk in nature is to witness a thousand miracles."

-Mary Davis.

54."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.

55."Come to the woods; for here is rest. There is no repose like that of the green deep woods."

-John Muir.

56."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.

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

-John Burroughs.

58."In every walk with nature, one received far more than he seeks."

-John Muir.

59."Look deep into nature and you will understand everything better."

-Albert Einstein.

60."Carry as little as possible, but choose that little with care."

-Earl Shaffer.

61."In all things of nature, there is something of the marvelous."


62."Wildness is the preservation of the World."

-Henry David Thoreau.

Mountain Hiking Quotes

Mountain hiking embodies a pleasant workout, fresh air, and stunning views. Check out the below quotes about hiking.

63."Your mountain may be harder to climb but oh the view, the view is divine."

-Jennae Cecelia.

64."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.

65."Climb the mountain not to plant your flag, but to embrace the challenge, enjoy the air and behold the view. Climb it so you can see the world, not so the world can see you."

-David McCullough Jr.

66."The summit is what drives us, but the climb itself is what matters."

-Conrad Anker.

67."When preparing to climb a mountain – pack a light heart."

-Dan May.

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

-Andy Rooney.

69."One day's exposure to mountains is better than a cartload of books."

-John Muir.

70."In the mountains, there are only two grades: You can either do it, or you can’t."

-Rusty Baillie.

71."Only if you have been in the deepest valley, can you ever know how magnificent it is to be on the highest mountain."

-Richard M. Nixon.

72."Mountains are the beginning and the end of all natural scenery."

-John Ruskin.

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

-Anatoli Boukreev.

74."Nobody climbs mountains for scientific reasons. Science is used to raise money for the expeditions, but you really climb for the hell of it."

-Sir Edmund Hillary.

75."It’s not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves."

-Sir Edmund Hillary.

76."Mountains have a way of dealing with overconfidence."

-Hermann Buhl.

77."The mountains are calling and I must go."

-John Muir.

78."Climb mountains, not so the world can see you, but so you can see the world."

-David McCullough Jr.

Hiking Quotes To Inspire When The Trail Gets Tough

Hiking can also make us feel exhausted and challenging at times. Check on these motivational hiking quotes to keep moving.

79."Me thinks that the moment my legs begin to move, my thoughts begin to flow."

-Henry David Thoreau.

80."I took a walk in the woods and came out taller than trees."

-Henry David Thoreau.

81."Deep down, at the molecular heart of life, the trees and we are essentially identical."

–Carl Sagan.

82."Great things are done when men and mountains meet; This is not done by jostling in

the street."

-William Blake.

83."Each fresh peak ascended teaches something."

-Sir Martin Conway.

84."Because in the end, you won’t remember the time you spent working in an office or

mowing the lawn. Climb that goddamn mountain."

-Jack Kerouac.

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

-Wislawa Szymborska.

86."You need mountains, long staircases don’t make good hikers."

-Amit Kalantri.

Funny Hiking Quotes

Hiking quotes are of different types: motivational/inspirational hiking quotes, climbing/mountain hiking quotes, quotes about hiking in nature, deep hiking quotes that make your soul think, and many more. The below are a few funny and cute hiking quotes that are sure to be loved.

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

-Raymond Inmon.

88."We live in a fast-paced society. Walking slows us down."

-Robert Sweetgall.

89."If you can find a path with no obstacles, it probably doesn’t lead anywhere."

-Frank A. Clark.

90."There is no such thing as bad weather, only inappropriate clothing."

-Sir Rannulph Fiennes.

91."A crude meal, no doubt, but the best of all sauces is hunger."

-Edward Abbey.

92."I have two doctors, my left leg and my right."

-G.M. Trevelyan.

93."People don’t take trips, trips take people."

-John Steinbeck.

94."Those who travel to mountain-tops are half in love with themselves and half in love with oblivion."

-Robert MacFarlane.

95."I don’t want a busy life where I constantly put off the best most important things for later and 'someday when I retire' I want to live a full life now."

-Robin Shliakhau.

96."The sun shines not on us but in us."

-John Muir.

97."If you run into a wall, don’t turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it!"

-Michael Jordan.

98."Climbing is as close as we can come to flying."

-Margaret Young.

99."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.

100."My goal is to build a life I don't need a vacation from."

-Rob Hill Sr.

101."Mountains teach that not everything in this world can be rationally explained."

-Aleksander Lwow.

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