15 Inspirational Hiking Quotes to Motivate Your Next Adventure


Hiking is one of the most liberating activities that you can partake in. The feeling of being one with nature will fill your heart with happiness and your mind with peace. Walking on the trail to reach a destination that is going to show a view so beautiful, so breathtaking, that everything else in life seizes to matter in those moments.

Not only is it good for your mind, but it is also good for your physical health. It helps you reduce the risk of heart disease, gives you good cardio, reduces the risk of stroke and even some cancers. High cholesterol and high blood pressure are also taken care of.

Hiking will help you build muscle mass and also your stamina. If you are looking to lose some weight, then it can even help in that. If you have always thought of hiking, but never gotten around to it, then here are some quotes to help you get inspired. Once you experience it for the first time, you will want to relive the experience again and again.

  • “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
  • “The experienced mountain climber is not intimidated by a mountain he is inspired by it.” – William Artur Ward
  • “Of all the paths you take in life, make sure a few of them are dirt.” – 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
  • “You need mountains, long staircases don’t make good hikers.” – Amit Kalantri
  • “Great things are done when men and mountains meet; This is not done by jostling in the street.” – William Blake
  • “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
  • “Without new experiences, something inside of us sleeps. The sleeper must awaken.” – Frank Herbert
  • “If the winter is too cold and the summer is too hot, you are not a hiker.” – A Bitter Hiker
  • “It’s not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves.” – Sir Edmund Hillary
  • “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
  • “I like being near the top of a mountain, One can’t get lost here.” – Wislawa Szymborska
  • “Mountains have a way of dealing with overconfidence.” – Hermann Buhl
  • “There are no shortcuts to any place worth going.” – Beverly Sills
  • “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

Final Thoughts

I hope these quotes show you how much hiking means to people who have been doing it for some time. Hiking can be a great way to spend time with your friends, family, and partner. It is one of the exciting bonding activities you can do. You can even join local groups and make friends with strangers.