35+ Hiking Quotes Will Make You Want To Hit the Trail

Stuck in your office, dreaming of getting out into nature? Then my collection of hiking quotes might be just what you need for inspiration.

Here are the best quotes about hiking from some of the best minds who have ever been drawn to the trail.

Wilderness is not a luxury but a necessity of the human spirit.

Edward Abbey
Wilderness is not a luxury but a necessity of the human spirit.  - Hiking Quote by Edward Abbey

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

John Muir

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

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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.

Let’s wander where the WiFi is weak.

Unknown

There is no wi-fi in the forest, but I promise you will find a better connection.

Unknown

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

Finis Mitchel

A walk in nature walks the soul back home.

Mary Davis
A walk in nature walks the soul back home. - Hiking Quote by Mary Davis

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

Aristotle

You Can’t Climb Up A Mountain, With Downhill Thoughts.

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

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

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

Greg Child

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

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

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

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

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

Henry David Thoreau

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

Terri Guillemets

Look deep into nature and you will understand everything better.

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

To walk in nature is to witness a thousand miracles.

Mary Davis

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

Lao Tzu

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: the most ancient exercise and still the best modern exercise.

Carrie Latet

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

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

There are no shortcuts to any place worth going.

Beverly Sills

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
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. - Hiking Quote by John Muir

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

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

Anonymous

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

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

William Blake

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

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

Raymond Inmon

Hiking is the best workout! 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

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

Diane Spicer

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

Amit Kalantri

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

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

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

There is always an adventure waiting in the woods.

Katelyn S. Bolds

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

Hiking in undiscovered places is a lot of fun.

Karolina Kurkova

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

When you are hiking, all you need are tons of water and a lot of willpower that is the truth.

Unknown

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

Unknown

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

It feels good to be lost in the right direction.

Unknown

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