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