104+ Best Hiking Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Hiking is one of the things that relaxes the human soul, listening and discovering itself when alone. It is one of the important sports that everyone should do in their life. Inspirational hiking quotes will inspire you to discover nature as well as discover yourselves while doing this sport.

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Hiking Quotes

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

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

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

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

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

Mountains have a way of dealing with overconfidence. — Nemann Buhl

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Nature is not a place to visit. It is home. — Gary Snyder

Every sunset brings the promise of a new dawn. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

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

Deep down, at the molecular heart of life, the trees and we are essentially identical. —Carl Sagan

The best view comes after the hardest climb. —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

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

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

You need mountains, long staircases don’t make good hikers. —Amit Kalantri

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

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

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

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

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

Mountains are the cathedrals where I practice my religion. —Anatoli Boukreev

I took a walk in the woods and came out taller than trees. —Henry David Thoreau

Walking is a man’s best medicine. —Hippocrates

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

It is not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves. —Sir Edmund Hillary

You need special shoes for hiking—and a bit of a special soul as well. —Terri Guillemets

Hiking is the best work out! You can hike for three hours and not even realize you’re working out. And, hiking alone lets me have some time to myself. —Jamie Luner

Mountain hikes instilled in me a life-long urge to get to the top of any inviting summit or peak. —Paul D. Boyer

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

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

Walk away quietly in any direction and taste the freedom of the mountaineer. Camp out among the grasses and gentians of glacial meadows, in craggy garden nooks full of nature’s darlings. —John Muir

Each fresh peak ascended teaches something. —Sir Martin Conway

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

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

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

Great things are done when men and mountains meet; This is not done by jostling in the street. —William Blake

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

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

If the winter is too cold and the summer is too hot, you are not a hiker. —A Bitter Hiker

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

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

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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

There are no shortcuts to any place worth going. —Beverly Sills

The higher you climb on the mountain, the harder the wind blows. —Sam Cummings

Hike Your Own Hike. —Thru-Hiker

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

Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail. —Ralph Waldo Emerson

Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature’s peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. —John Muir

Think while walking, walk while thinking, and let writing be but the light pause, as the body on a walk rests in contemplation of wide open spaces. —Frédéric Gros

You need special shoes for hiking and a bit of a special soul as well. —Terri Guillemets

There is of course a deep spiritual need which the pilgrimage seems to satisfy, particularly for those hardy enough to tackle the journey on foot. —Edwin Mullins

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

If everyone in the world took care of each other the way folks do out on the trail, and if everyone approached each day with as much hope and optimism as hikers do, the world would be a better place. —Jon Tullis

Never measure the height of a mountain until you have reached the top. Then you will see how low it was. —Dag Hammarskjold

You lift your head, you’re on your way, but really just to be walking, to be out of doors. That’s it, that’s all, and you’re there. Outdoors is our element: the exact sensation of living there. —Frédéric Gros

Mountains are the beginning and the end of all natural scenery. —John Ruskin

I needed to begin respecting my own body’s boundaries. I had to draw clear lines. Ones that were sound in my mind and therefore impermeable, and would always, no matter where I walked, protect me. —Aspen Matis

After a day’s walk everything has twice its usual value. —George Macauley Trevelyan

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

Hiking’s not for everyone. Notice the wilderness is mostly empty. —Sonja Yoerg

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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

Walking in solitude fixes nothing, but it leads you to the place where you can identify the malady—see the wound’s true form and nature—and then discern the proper medicine. —Aspen Matis

The mountains are calling and I must go. — John Muir

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 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

Hiking in undiscovered places is a lot of fun. —Karolina Kurkova

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

Me thinks that the moment my legs begin to move; my thoughts begin to flow. —Henry David Thoreau

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

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

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

Anywhere is ‘within walking distance’. —Anonymous Hiker

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

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

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

Come to the woods, for here is rest. There is no repose like that of the green deep woods. Of all the upness accessible to mortals, there is no upness comparable to the mountains. —John Muir

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

Whatever’s headed your way, you can handle it. You’re a hiker! ―Hiking For Her

Hiking is the best work out! You can hike for three hours and not even realize you’re working out. And, hiking alone lets me have some time to myself. — Jamie Luner

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

Jumping from boulder to boulder and never falling, with a heavy pack, is easier than it sounds; you just can’t fall when you get into the rhythm of the dance. — Jack Kerouac

Set loose, a child would run down the paths, scramble up the rocks, lie on the earth. Grown-ups more often let their minds do the running, scrambling, and lying, but the emotion is shared. It feels good to be here. — David Miller

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

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

Many climbers become writers because of the misconceptions about climbing. — Jonathan Waterman

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

Remember that time spent on a rock climb isn’t subtracted from your life span. — Will Niccolls

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

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

Another glorious day, the air as delicious to the lungs as nectar to the tongue. ―John Muir

Happiness walks on busy feet. ―Kitte Turmell

Wild country calls out to a hiker without saying a word. ―Hiking For Her

Climate is what we expect. Weather is what we get. ―Mark Twain

Old hikers don’t die … they just trail away. ―Hiking For Her

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

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

We move through this world on paths laid down long before we are born. ― Robert Moor

Inspiring Hiking Quotes For Adventure

  • If you think adventure is dangerous, try routine, it’s lethal.
  • We’re constantly shown the “real world” on our screens but we come face to face with the real world out on the trail.
  • Sometimes it’s so bad it’s good
  • I’ve never understood hiring Sherpas to claim you’ve conquered Everest. I’d rather climb a mountain half the size and be able to say I’ve done it on my own.
  • Somewhere between the bottom of the climb and the summit is the answer to the mystery why we climb.
  • The sun shines brightest from the peaks of mountains.
  • The best views come after the hardest climb.
  • Some mountains only require a good pair of shoes. Others require an entire team to conquer. Knowing which is which, is the key to success.
  • A walk in nature walks the soul back home.
  • The mountains are the last place where man can feel truly wild.
  • Nature is not a place to visit. It is home.
  • What a funny world we live in when we won’t turn our phones off but we get excited to see we’ve hiked far enough to lose service.
  • Everyone wants to live on top of the mountain, but all the happiness and growth occurs while you are climbing it.
  • I go on hikes expecting to see the great outdoors but spend most of the time lost in my own head.
  • We don’t stop hiking because we grow old — we grow old because we stop hiking
  • I love that moment in a hike when you snap to and suddenly realise for the last 10 minutes you’ve not been observing nature but have instead become a part of it.
  • I found far more answers in the woods than I ever did in the city.
  • I’ve never understood treadmills when there’s so many trails to hike.

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