Sometimes we need some motivation for the next hike or just a good laugh. And what better way to get motivated and have a good laugh than with an appropriate hiking quote?
Here are my top 100 hiking sayings that I have accumulated over time and update regularly in this blog article.
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Info: I have deliberately left out the names of the authors, philosophers, etc., so that you don’t find any of the quotes great just because of the fame of an author – you decide what you like!
The Top 10 Hiking Sayings
#1 He who climbs the highest mountains laughs at all tragedies, whether true or imagined.
#2 Never follow someone else’s path unless you’re in the woods and lost and you see a path. You should definitely follow that.
#3 Every mountain top is within reach if you just keep climbing.
#4 Take as little as possible but choose the little wisely.
#5 If you find a path with no obstacles, it probably leads nowhere.
#6 There is no bad weather, only inappropriate clothing.
#7 Mountains have their own way of dealing with exuberance.
#8 Mountains are not fair or unfair. They are just dangerous.
#9 Camping is not a date. It’s a test of endurance. If you can survive camping with someone, you should marry them on the way home.
#10 Camping: the art of getting closer to nature while getting further away from the next cold drink, hot shower, and toilet.
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More quotes about hiking and the mountains
#11 If there’s one thing I’ve learned from hiking, the early bird has a face full of cobwebs.
#12 Take a compass with you. It’s awkward when you have to eat your friends.
#13 A raw meal, no doubt, but hunger is the best of all sauces.
#14 Hiking is the answer. Who cares what the question is?
#15 You’re on your way to great places. Today is your day. Your mountain is waiting. So hit the trail.
#16 Because you won’t remember the time you spent at the office or mowing the lawn in the end. Climb that damn mountain.
#17 I like being near the top of a mountain. You can’t get lost here.
#18 May the forest be with you.
#19 Sleeping bags are the soft tacos of the bear world.
#20 Walking: The oldest exercise and still the best modern exercise.
#21 You climb to reach the top, but you discover that all roads lead down when you get there.
#22 It’s not the mountain ahead that exhausts you; it’s the grain of sand in your shoe.
#23 What would I do if four bears came into my camp? Well, I would die, of course. I would literally shit myself to death.
#24 I can’t understand why men fuss about Everest – it’s just a mountain. It’s a mountain. Get over it.
#25 Never measure the height of a mountain until you reach the top. Then you’ll see how low it was.
#26 I have realized that there is another mountain at the top of the mountain.
#27 The world is big, and I want to see it from a mountain before it gets dark.
#28 Of all the paths you walk in life, some should be made of earth.
#29 Every place is within walking distance.
#30 We are constantly shown the “real world” on our screens, but out on the trail, we are confronted with the real world.
#31 I’ve never understood why people hire Sherpas to claim they’ve conquered Everest. I’d rather climb a mountain half that size and say I did it alone.
#32 The sun shines brightest from the tops of mountains.
#33 For some mountains, all you need is a good pair of shoes. For others, you need a whole team to conquer them. Knowing which one is the right one is the key to success.
#34 The mountains are the last place where a man can really feel wild.
#35 What a funny world we live in when we don’t want to turn off our phones but are glad we hiked far enough to lose reception.
#36 Vanity dies on hiking trails.
#37 You can walk the same trail twice, but you’ll never make the same hike.
#38 Not all who wander are lost.
#39 There are no shortcuts to a place worth visiting.
#40 You need special shoes to hike and a bit of a special soul.
#41 The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.
#42 We don’t stop hiking because we grow old. We grow old because we stop wandering.
#43 When everything feels like an uphill struggle, think of the view from the top.
#44 Without new experiences, something inside us is asleep. The sleeper needs to be awakened.
#55 I go to the forest to lose my mind and find my soul.
#56 It feels good to be lost in the right direction.
#57 Accept the pace of nature: Your secret is patience.
#58 The more you know, the less you need.
#59 Walking is always the answer. It doesn’t matter what the question is.
#60 An early morning walk is a benefit for the whole day.
#61 Everyone wants to live on top of the mountain, but all the happiness and growth occur while climbing it.
#62 The world reveals itself to those who walk.
#63 Do more things where you forget to look at your phone.
#64 I always wonder why birds stay in one place when they can fly anywhere on earth. Then I ask myself the same question.
#65 Walking is a bit like life: On the journey, you just have to put one foot in front of the other… over and over again. And suppose you allow yourself to be present throughout the hike. In that case, you’ll experience beauty at every step, not just at the summit.
#66 Hiking and happiness go hand in hand.
#67 If you are looking for creative ideas, you should go hiking. Angels whisper to a person when he walks.
#68 Cover the earth with your steps before it covers you.
#69 People don’t choose to become extraordinary. They choose to accomplish extraordinary things.
#70 We live in a fast-paced society. Walking slows us down.
#71 I have found many more answers in the forest than I ever have in the city.
#72 I think that the moment my legs start moving, my thoughts start flowing.
#73 Falling down seven times and getting up eight.
#74 It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves.
#75 The experienced climber is not intimidated by a mountain. He is inspired by it.
#76 Walking is the best medicine for man.
#77 Only he who walks finds a new way.
#78 I see my path, but I don’t know where it leads. Not knowing where I’m going is what inspires me to walk it.
#79 Some women want diamonds, and others just want a hammock, a campfire, and some peace and quiet.
#80 I would rather hike in the rain than sit at a desk on a sunny day.
#81 Happiness walks on moving feet.
#82 The best view comes after the hardest climb.
#83 Jobs fill your pockets. Adventures fill your soul.
#84 Not all girls are made of sugar and spice, and everything is nice. Some girls are made of adventure and all that is beautiful.
#85 Only those who risk going too far can find out how far they can go.
#86 A true adventure is best defined as a journey from which you may not come back alive and certainly not the same person.
#87 If happiness is the goal – and it should be – then adventure should come first.
#88 You have to go on adventures to find out where you really belong.
#89 Nature is not a place to visit. It is our home.
#90 I go to nature to calm and heal and sort out my senses.
#91 I took a walk in the woods and came out taller than the trees.
#92 Better to walk slowly the right way than to walk fast the wrong way!
#93 In every step with nature, someone gets far more than he seeks.
#94 It’s not how many miles you walk but how many smiles you share.
#95 If you walk in nature, you witness a thousand wonders.
#96 Look deep into nature, and you will understand everything better.
#97 I have a therapist. Her name is nature.
#98 Never go on a trip with someone you don’t love.
#99 In life, it’s not where you go. It’s who you travel with.
#100 Always hike with someone who is in worse shape than you. The bears out there will know.
#101 We are all travelers in the world’s wilderness, and the best thing we can find in our travels is an honest friend.
Wander quotes are a source of inspiration
Hiking in nature is perhaps the healthiest activity there is. It rejuvenates the soul, challenges the body, and quiets the mind.
Whether you’re planning a hike through the woods, a strenuous mountain climb, or just an afternoon stroll along the coast, these quotes about hiking will help inspire and motivate you to explore our beautiful world.
Info: You may wonder why my list of top 100 hiking quotes is not complete.
That’s because I don’t want to include every quote in the list, and only those that make me smile or have some other deep meaning make it in.
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Have fun hiking!