65 Hiking Quotes That Will Motivate You To Get Outdoors

How about some hiking quotes to that will give you a good laugh or some inspiration to get outdoors?

women hiking on a mountain overlooking a lake

 Hiking is truly a great pastime that goes far back into history. Hiking can get you away from your daily routine and allow you to take a break from reality and decompress.

Whether you take a quick hike on a local trail or you set out on a big adventure like the Appalachian Trail, hiking allows you to enjoy mother nature and offers challenges that sometimes we need.

Below are some hiking quotes that I compiled together to help give you a quick laugh or give you some motivation to get outdoors. Perhaps your own hiking adventure will give you the opportunity to create your own hiking quotes.

Great Hiking Quotes and Captions about Exploring the Wilderness

  • I took a walk in the woods and came out taller than the trees.
  •  It feels good to be lost in the right direction.
  • It is not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves.
  • All good things are wild and free.
  • If the winter is too cold and the summer is too hot – you are not a hiker.
  • Deet is nature’s cologne.
  • Sleeping bags are the soft tacos of the bear world.
  •  It’s impossible to walk in the woods and be in a bad mood at the same time.
  • The sky is not the limit, it’s my playground.
  • And into the forest I go to lose my mind and find my soul.
  • The best view comes after the hardest climb.
  • Take only memories and leave only footprints.
  • Never lost, always exploring.
  • Hike more, worry less.
  • Your kids will remember the adventure you went on, no the stuff you bought them. Kids outgrow stuff, they never outgrow adventures.
  • Leave the roads and take the trails.
  • Not all those who wander are lost.
  • Never underestimate an old man with trekking poles.
  •  Social distancing level expert.
  • The mountains are calling and I must go
  • Let’s wander where the wifi is weak.
  • May the forest be with you.
  • I know I hike like a girl, try to keep up.
  •  Sloth Hiking Team. We’ll get there, when we get there.
  • There’s no such thing as bad weather, only inappropriate clothing.
  • Never mess with a hiker. We know place where no one will find you.
  •  Hiking is the answer. Who cares what the question is.
  •  Life is better in hiking boots.
  •  Find joy in the journey.
  • Eat. Sleep. Hike. Repeat. https://amzn.to/37iHprK
  • Hiking because murder is wrong!
  •  I might look like I’m listening to you by in my head I’m hiking.
  • Leave nothing but footprints, take nothing but pictures, kill nothing but time.

Famous Hiking Quotes

  • “ May your dreams be larger than mountains and may you have the courage to scale their summits.” Harley King
  •  “Each fresh peak ascended teaches something.” Sir Martin Conway
  •  “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
man hiking near mountains
  •  “The farther one gets into the wilderness, the greater is the attraction of its lonely freedom.” President Teddy Roosevelt
  •  “In the presence of nature, a wold delight runs through the man, in spite of real sorrows.” Ralph Waldo
  • “Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.” Albert Einstein
  • “Nature is not a place to visit, it’s a home.” Gary Snyder
woman sitting with a dog by a lake with hiking quotes: hiking is not for everyone, Notice the wilderness is mostly empty.
  •  “Hiking is not for everyone. Notice the wilderness is mostly empty.” Sonja Yoerg
  •  “You need special shoes for hiking, and a bit of a special soul as well.” Terri Guillemets
  • “We don’t stop hiking because we grow old-we grow old because we stop hiking.” Finis Mitchel
  •  “ I got to nature to be soothed and healed, and to have my senses put in order.” John Burroughs
woman stepping into water with a hiking quotes: A journey of a thousand miles beings with a single step.
  •  “A journey of a thousand miles beings with a single step.” Lao-Tzu
  •  “Walking is a man’s best medicine”. Hippocrates
  • “Hiking and happiness go hand in hand or foot in boot.” – Diane Spicer
  • I found more answers in the wood than I every did in the city” Mary Davis
  • “The higher you climb on the mountain, the hard the wind blows.” Sam Cummings
  • “Don’t not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where the there is no path and leave a trail.” Ralph Waldo Emerson
a dirt path in the woods with hiking quotes, of all the paths you take in life, make sure a few of them are dirt.
  •  “Of all the paths you take in life, make sure a few of them are dirt.” – John Muir
  • “If wilderness is outlawed, only outlaws can save wilderness. “ Edward Abbey
  •  “I don’t like formal garden. I like wild nature. It’s just the wilderness instinct in me, I guess.” Walt Disney
  •  “An early-morning walk is a blessing for the whole day.” Henry David Thoreau
person standing on a log in the wilderness
  • “ Wilderness is not a luxury but a necessity of the human spirit.” Edward Abbey
  • “There is no such thing as bad weather, only inappropriate clothing. Sir Rannulph Fiennes
  •  “Wilderness is a necessity there must be places for human beings to satisfy their souls.” John Muir
  • “You have to leave the city of your comfort and go into the wilderness of your intuition. What you’ll discover will be wonderful. What you’ll discover will be yourself.” Alan Alda
dirt hiking path with fallen tree across the path
  • “If you can find a path with no obstacles, it probably doesn’t lead anywhere.” Frank A. Clark
  • “If you’re on the right path it will always by uphill.” Henry B. Eyring
  • “Not all those who wander are lost.” JRR Tolkien
  • “There are no shortcuts to any place worth going”. Beverly Sills
  • “In every walk with nature, one receive far more than he seeks.” John Muir
  • “Getting to the top is optional. Getting down is mandatory.” Ed Viesturs
family hiking up a mountain with hiking quotes, You're off to great places, today is your day. Your mountain is waiting, so get on your way.
  • “You’re off to great places, today is your day. Your mountain is waiting, so get on your way.” Dr.Seuss

We hope our list of hiking quotes to motivates you to get outdoors and enjoy nature’s wonders’. Here’s our camping checklist for everything you need to enjoy the great outdoors.

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