Who doesn’t love Hiking Quotes? I am a mountain person, and I have been a total sucker for quotes about hiking, mountains, and climbing. I have done a few hikes, and being the outdoor person, I never miss a chance to experience a hike.

I always collected beautiful hiking quotes to draw inspiration, so I thought I would share the same. These quotes on hiking are sure to inspire you to hit the road I hope because these are some powerful words of wisdom by wise men and women from around the world. You will find all the quotes on paths, quotes about views of the gorgeous mountains which inspired them to pen these words.

These adventure quotes are a result of what people experienced during their encounter with nature. We all do deserve to get outdoors to enjoy the beauty of the world once in a while. So these quotes of inspired people are what you need to make the final nudge for you.

Check this blog for an exhaustive list of quotes about walking, trekking and mountain quotes. You can use these hiking quotes on Pinterest as well, as there are plenty of pinnable images. There are short hiking quotes as well, which you can use for captions or display on your social media.

Go ahead and pick your favourite hiking quotes now.

Top Inspirational Hiking Quotes

I want to start with my favorite ones among all the hiking quotes that I have come across far. Jack Kerouac has a way to inspire through his razor-sharp words, and here are three of his inspirational hiking quotes

1. 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

The truth doesn’t need to be told more bluntly than this one, right?

2. 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

3. Trails are like that: you’re floating along in a Shakespearean Arden paradise and expect to see nymphs and flute boys, then suddenly you’re struggling in a hot broiling sun of hell in dust and nettles and poison oak…just like life.”
~ Jack Kerouac

Romanticizing the trail is done best in this quote, again with the brutal truth about hiking revealed.

John Muir Hiking Quotes

John Muir is one of the most popular adventurers. when it comes to hiking. His words of wisdom are gems that continue to inspire every coming generation to go outdoors and experience beautiful nature through hiking.

Here are some of the best John Muir hiking quotes every hiker comes across once in a while.

The most famous one, used by almost everyone heading towards mountains.

4.  The mountains are calling and I must go. ~ John Muir

One of his powerful quotes that are more relevant today than ever.

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5. 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

6. Between every two pines, there is a doorway to a new world. ~ John Muir

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

8. Few places in this world are more dangerous than home. Fear not, therefore, to try the mountain passes. They will kill care, save you from deadly apathy, set you free, and call forth every faculty into vigorous, enthusiastic action. ~ John Muir

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

10. None of Nature’s landscapes is ugly so long as they are wild. ~ John Muir

11. Going to the woods is going home. ~ John Muir

After hiking for a while, nature feels like home for sure.

12. Wherever we go in the mountains, we find more than we seek. ~ John Muir

13. The clearest way into the universe is through a forest wilderness. ~ John Muir

14. I am losing precious days. I am degenerating into a machine for making money. I am learning nothing in this trivial world of men. I must break away and get out into the mountains to learn the news!~ John Muir

15. 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

16. Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature’s peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop away from you like the leaves of Autumn. John Muir

17. One day’s exposure to mountains is better than a cartload of books. ~ John Muir

18. Doubly happy, however, is the man to whom lofty mountain tops are within reach. ~ John Muir

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

20. I’d rather be in the mountains thinking of God than in church thinking of the mountains. ~ John Muir

21. You are not in the mountains. The mountains are in you. ~ John Muir

22. Keep close to Nature’s heart, and break clear away, once in a while, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean. ~ John Muir

23. 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

24. The world is big and I want to get a good look at it before it gets dark. ~ John Muir

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

26. How glorious a greeting the sun gives the mountains! ~ John Muir

27. If you think you’ve peaked, find a new mountain~ John Muir

Edmund Hillary Quotes About Hiking

Who better than the climbers of the Mount Everest to inspire us to go hiking, right? Sir Edmund Hillary’s words speak from experience, and that’s worth making them precious.

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

Mountains make us realise how insignificant we are and how falsely big our egos are. This sentiment could not be better expressed than this quote of Hillary.

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

30. If you cannot understand that there is something in man which responds to the challenge of this mountain and goes out to meet it, that the struggle is the struggle of life itself upward and forever upward, then you won’t see why we go.~ Sir Edmund Hillary

31. 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

32. Human life is far more important than just getting to the top of a mountain. ~ Edmund Hillary

33. Despite all I have seen and experienced, I still get the same simple thrill out of glimpsing a tiny patch of snow in a high mountain gully and feel the same urge to climb towards it. ~ Edmund Hillary

Henry David Thoreau Hiking Quotes

Henry David Thoreau is one of the masters of nature poetry, so naturally, there are quite a few great words that inspire people all around the world to explore nature. Here are some of the meaningful quotes about hiking by Henry David Thoreau

34. 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

35. Methinks that the moment my legs begin to move, my thoughts begin to flow. ~ Henry David Thoreau

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

Hiking Quotes by Edward Abbey

Here are some of the awesome words about mountains and hiking by the American author Edward Abbey.

37. A crude meal, no doubt, but the best of all sauces is hunger. ~ Edward Abbey

38. 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

39. 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

40. Within minutes my 115-mile walk through the desert hills becomes a thing apart, a disjunct reality on the far side of a bottomless abyss, immediately beyond physical recollection.

But it’s all still there in my heart and soul. The walk, the hills, the sky, the solitary pain and pleasure—they will grow larger, sweeter, lovelier in the days to come, like a treasure found and then, voluntarily, surrendered. Returned to the mountains with my blessing. It leaves a golden glowing on the mind. ~ Edward Abbey

Hiking Quotes by Frédéric Gros

41. None of your knowledge, your reading, your connections will be of any use here: two legs suffice, and big eyes to see with. Walk alone, across mountains or through forests. You are nobody to the hills or the thick boughs heavy with greenery. You are no longer a role, or a status, not even an individual, but a body, a body that feels sharp stones on the paths, the caress of long grass and the freshness of the wind. When you walk, the world has neither present nor future: nothing but the cycle of mornings and evenings. Always the same thing to do all day: walk. But the walker who marvels while walking (the blue of the rocks in a July evening light, the silvery green of olive leaves at noon, the violet morning hills) has no past, no plans, no experience. He has within him the eternal child. While walking I am but a simple gaze. ~ Frédéric Gros

42. Slowness means cleaving perfectly to time, so closely that the seconds fall one by one, drop by drop like the steady dripping of a tap on stone. This stretching of time deepens space. It is one of the secrets of walking: a slow approach to landscapes that gradually renders them familiar. Like the regular encounters that deepen friendship. ~Frédéric Gros

43. Days of slow walking are very long: they make you live longer because you have allowed every hour, every minute, every second to breathe, to deepen, instead of filling them up by straining the joints. ~ Frédéric Gros

44. 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

45. 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

Most Beautiful Hiking Quotes

46. 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

47. 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

48. It had nothing to do with gear or footwear or the backpacking fads or philosophies of any particular era or even with getting from point A to point B. 

It had to do with how it felt to be in the wild. With what it was like to walk for miles with no reason other than to witness the accumulation of trees and meadows, mountains and deserts, streams and rocks, rivers and grasses, sunrises and sunsets. The experience was powerful and fundamental. It seemed to me that it had always felt like this to be a human in the wild, and as long as the wild existed it would always feel this way. ~ Cheryl Strayed

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

49. The joy of life comes from our encounters with new experiences, and hence there is no greater joy than to have an endlessly changing horizon, for each day to have a new and different sun. ~ Alexander Supertramp Mccandless

50. I like the mountains because they make me feel small, Jeff says. They help me sort out what’s important in life ~ Mark Obmascik

51. Mountains teach that not everything in this world can be rationally explained ~Aleksander Lwow

52. 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

53. 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

54. After finding the migration trail of the Porcupine caribou, I began to cry uncontrollably, realizing that in this vast and untamed wilderness, I was like them: While being tortured by hellacious mosquitoes, soaked by torrential rains, and stalked by grizzlies and wolves, we were all trying to stay moving, and we slept and ate only to continue our forward progress. ~ Andrew Skurka

55. I was no longer following a trail. I was learning to follow myself. ~Aspen Matis

56. Going barefoot in the forest is a very sensuous and pleasurable experience. For some of us, it is almost a mystical experience. I know that I dreamt of it long before I ever durst try it. It is also an experience that brings into question our entire relationship with nature in a way that disturbs and challenges our ideas about ourselves as civilized beings. ~Richard Keith Frazee

57. The old school of thought would have you believe that you’d be a fool to take on nature without arming yourself with every conceivable measure of safety and comfort under the sun. But that isn’t what being in nature is all about. Rather, it’s about feeling free, unbounded, shedding the distractions and barriers of our civilization—not bringing them with us. ~ Ryel Kestenbaum

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

59. He who climbs upon the highest mountains laughs at all tragedies, real or imaginary. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

60. If you are faced with a mountain, you have several options. You can climb it and cross to the other side. You can go around it. You can dig under it. You can fly over it. You can blow it up. You can ignore it and pretend it’s not there. You can turn around and go back the way you came. Or you can stay on the mountain and make it your home. ~Vera Nazarian

61. Mountains are the beginning and the end of all-natural scenery. ~John Ruskin

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62. Never measure the height of a mountain until you reach the top. Then you will see how low it was. ~ Dag Hammarskjold

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

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

Inspirational Hiking Quotes

65. There is always an adventure waiting in the woods. ~Katelyn S. Bolds

66. In the mountains, there are only two grades: You can either do it, or you can’t. ~Rusty Baillie

67. Every mountain top is within reach if you just keep climbing. ~Barry Finlay

68. Well, the mountain will still be there, boys, when you’re ready for it. ~Joan Bishop

69. 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

70. There really is no correct way to hike the trail and anyone who insists that there is ought not to worry so much about other people’s experiences. Hikers need to hike the trail that’s right for them. ~Adrienne Hall

71. 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

72. May your dreams be larger than mountains and may you have the courage to scale their summits. ~ Harley King

73. 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

74. Achieving the summit of a mountain was tangible, immutable, concrete. The incumbent hazards lent the activity a seriousness of purpose that was sorely missing from the rest of my life. I thrilled in the fresh perspective that came from the tipping the ordinary plane of existence on end. ~ John Krakauer

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

76. The way up to the top of the mountain is always longer than you think. Don’t fool yourself, the moment will arrive when what seemed so near is still very far. ~ Paulo Coelho

77. Each fresh peak ascended teaches something. ~Sir Martin Conway

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78. The best view comes after the hardest climb. ~ Unknown

79. Everybody wants to reach the peak, but there is no growth on the top of a mountain. It is in the valley that we slog through, the lush grass and rich soil, learning and becoming what enables us to summit life’s next peak. ~ Andy Andrews

Motivational Hiking Captions

80. 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

81. Getting to the top is optional. Getting down is mandatory. ~Ed Viesturs

82. Nature is one of the most underutilized treasures in life. It has the power to unburden hearts and reconnect to that inner place of peace. ~ Dr Janice Anderson

83. The trail leads not merely north and south, but up to the body, mind and soul of man. ~ Harold Allen

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

87. We’re not even really hiking, more like meandering in cinematic light. ~ Kristen Henderson

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

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

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

91. To be whole. To be complete. Wildness reminds us what it means to be human, what we are connected to rather than what we are separate from. ~ Terry Tempest Williams

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

93. There is a pleasure in the pathless woods. I love not Man the less, but Nature more. ~ Lord Byron

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94. What on earth would I do if four bears came into my camp? Why, I would die of course. Literally shit myself lifeless. ~ Bill Bryson

95. Do you know how fast you are walking? To get a close estimate, count the number of steps you take in a minute and divide by 30 ~ Albina Fabiani

96. Hiking is the only slightly less ugly stepsister of running. ~Lindy Hughes

97. “We?”
“You and me, yes.”
“The two of us hiking to Condor Peak? Alone?”
“I wasn’t planning on inviting the bear along, but if you think we need a chaperone.”
Jenn Bennett.

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

99. Carry as little as possible, but choose that little with care. ~Earl Shaffer

100. The wilderness holds answers to questions we have not yet learned to ask. ~ Nancy Wynne Newhall

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

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

103. The best thing one can do when it’s raining is to let it rain. ~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

104. 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

105. In all things of nature there is something of the marvellous ~Aristotle

106. 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

107. 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

108. If people sat outside and looked at the stars each night, I’ll bet they’d live a lot differently. ~ Bill Watterson

109. To travel, to experience and learn: that is to live. ~Tenzing Norgay

110. Only one who wanders finds a new path. ~Norwegian Proverb

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

112. 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

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

114. Leave the road, take the trails. ~Pythagoras

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

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

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

118. Over every mountain, there is a path, although it may not be seen from the valley. ~ Theodore Roethke 

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

120. If you want to train for big mountain endeavours, spend time in big mountains. ~ Jimmy Chin

121. If you can find a path with no obstacles, it probably doesn’t lead anywhere. ~ Frank A. Clark

122. The cliche is that life is a mountain. You go up, reach the top and then go down. ~ Jeanne Moreau

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

124. Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

125. Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far they can go. ~ T.S. Eliot

126. After all this time questioning whether I could trust myself, my instinct had proven right — I’d found a path in pathless woods. ~Aspen Matis

127. 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 Mc Cullough Jr.

128. Remember that time spent on a rock climb is not subtracted from your lifespan. ~ Will Niccolls

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

130. Man can climb to the highest summits, but he cannot dwell there long. ~George Bernard Shaw

131. Over every mountain, there is a path, although it may not be seen from the valley. ~ Theodore Roosevelt

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132. When the sun is shining I can do anything; no mountain is too high, no trouble too difficult to overcome. ~Wilma Rudolph

133. Speed is not a priority, just enjoy your hike – Keep smile ~Barry Perdana Putra

134. The farther one gets into the wilderness, the greater is the attraction of its lonely freedom. ~ Theodore Roosevelt

135. Mountains terrify me – they just sit about; they are so proud. ~ Sylvia Plath

136. On life and peaks, it is the same. With strength, we win the grail, but courage is the thing we need to face the downward trail. ~ Jacob Clifford Moomaw

137. Mountains are only a problem when they are bigger than you. You should develop yourself so much that you become bigger than the mountains you face. ~ Idowu Koyenikan

138. The mountains have rules. They are harsh rules, but they are there, and if you keep to them you are safe. A mountain is not like men. A mountain is sincere. The weapons to conquer it exist inside you, inside your soul. ~ Walter Bonatti

139. It isn’t the mountains ahead to climb that wear you out; it’s the pebble in your shoe. ~ Muhammad Ali

140. 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

141. Mountains know secrets we need to learn. That it might take time, it might be hard, but if you just hold on long enough, you will find the strength to rise up. ~ Tyler Knott

142. There is nothing worse, after days of falling asleep by a babbling brook and waking up to a choir chirping birds, than to go inside a house with insulated walls and an obstructive roof. This torturous invention, a cage, a box, prevents you from seeing or hearing anything of natural importance. Make time to free yourself and find a bit of nature. ~Katherine Keith

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

144. 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

145. The only Zen you can find on the tops of mountains is the Zen you bring up there. ~ Robert M. Pirsig

146. The experienced mountain climber is not intimidated by a mountain, he is inspired by it. ~ William Arthur Ward

147. To venture causes anxiety, but not to venture is to lose one’s self… and to venture in the highest is precisely to become conscious of one’s self. ~ Soren Kierkegaard

148. Those who travel to mountain-tops are half in love with themselves and half in love with oblivion. ~ Robert Macfarlane

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

150. Mountains have a way of dealing with overconfidence. ~ Hermann Buhl

 151. The mountains are a demanding, cold place, and they don’t allow for mistakes. ~ Conrad Anker

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152. You need special shoes for hiking – and a bit of a special soul as well. ~ Terry Guillemets

153. As human beings, we have an innate need to explore, to see what’s around the corner. ~ Jimmy Chin

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

155. It is not so much for its beauty that the forest makes a claim upon men’s hearts, as for that subtle something, that quality of air that emanation from old trees, that so wonderfully changes and renews a weary spirit. ~ Robert Louis Stevenson

156. In the mountains, you are sometimes invited, sometimes tolerated, and sometimes told to go home. ~ Fred Beckey

157. When preparing to climb a mountain pack a light heart. ~ Dan May

158. 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

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

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160. If you’re going through hell, keep going. ~ Winston Churchill

161. Without new experiences, something inside of us sleeps. The sleeper must awaken. ~ Frank Herbert

162. Highest of heights, I climb this mountain and feel one with the rock and grit and solitude echoing back at me. ~ Bradley Chicho

163. For hiking is one of those things that you can only do when you have the determination in you. ~ Carl Sagan

164. 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

165. 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 ~ Unknown

166. Anywhere is ‘within walking distance’. ~ Anonymous

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

168. Hike Your Own Hike. ~ Unknown

169. My father considered a walk among the mountains as the equivalent of churchgoing. ~ Aldous Huxley

170. I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference. ~ Robert Frost

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

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

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

174. Walking is man’s best medicine. ~ Hippocrates

175. To walk in nature is to witness a thousand miracles. ~ Lao Tzu

176. I love to sit on a mountain top and gaze. I don’t think of anything but the people I care about and the view. ~ Julian Lennon

177. Mountains are the beginning and the end of all-natural scenery. ~John Ruskin

178. 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

179. Hiking and happiness go hand in hand or foot in a boot. ~ Diane Spicer

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

181. 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

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

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

Inspirational Mountain Quotes

184. The mountains were his masters. They rimmed in life. They were the cup of reality, beyond growth, beyond struggle and death. They were his absolute unity in the midst of eternal change.~ Thomas Wolfe

185. Mountain’s realization comes through the details of the breath, the mountain appears in each step. Mountain then lives inside our bones, inside our heart-drum. It stands like a huge mother in the atmosphere of our minds. Mountain draws ancestors together in the form of clouds. Heaven, Earth and human meet in the raining of the past. Heaven, Earth and human meet in the winds of the future. Mountain mother is a birth gate that joins the above and below, she is a prayer house, she is a mountain. Mountain is a mountain.~ Joan Halifax

186. To those who​ have struggled with them, the mountains reveal beauties they will not disclose to those who make no effort. That is the reward the mountains give to effort. And it is because they have so much to give and give it so lavishly to those who will wrestle with them that men love the mountains and go back to them again and again…. The mountains reserve their choice gifts for those who stand upon their summits.~ Sir Francis Youngblood

187. The mountains were there and so was I. ~Maurice Herzog

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

189. Although I deeply love oceans, deserts, and other wild landscapes, it is only mountains that beckon me with that sort of painful magnetic pull to walk deeper and deeper into their beauty. ~ Victoria Erikson

190. A man does not climb a mountain without bringing some of it away with him and leaving something of himself upon it. ~ Sir Martin Conway

191. The trees were friendly, they gave me rest and shadowed refuge. Slipping through them, I felt safe and competent. My whole body was occupied. I had little energy to think or worry. ~ Aspen Matis

192. Feeling Low? Go to the mountains. ~ Prajakta Mhadnak

193. Earth and sky, woods and fields, lakes and rivers, the mountain and the sea, are excellent schoolmasters and teach of us more than we can ever learn from books. ~John Lubbock

194. Mountains are earth’s undecaying monuments. ~ Nathaniel Hawthorne

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

196. 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

197. Only if you have been in the deepest valley, can you ever know how magnificent it is to be on the highest mountain? ~ Richard Nixon

198. I learn something every time I go into the mountains. ~ Michael Kennedy

199. I think, every time I’m on the mountain, I’m just so thankful to be there. ~ Chloe Kim

200. In the presence of eternity, the mountains are as transient as the clouds. ~ Robert Green Ingersoll

201. After a day’s walk, everything has twice its usual value. ~ G.M. Trevelyan

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