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Inspirational Hiking Quotes

Hiking Quotes are inspiring and motivational. I love hiking as it helps to reconnect with nature, it helps to clear my mind and it is also a wonderful workout.

I have put together the top hiking quotes that have inspired me. I hope that these hiking quotes inspire you to get outdoors and explore nature.

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The Best Inspiring Hiking Quotes

1  “The mountains are calling and I must go.” 

John Muir

2  “Walking is man’s best medicine.” 


3  “The best thing one can do when it’s raining is to let it rain.”

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

4  “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

5  “Walking: the most ancient exercise and still the best modern exercise.” 

Carrie Latet

6  “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

7  “In all things of nature there is something of the marvelous.”


8  “Look deep into nature and you will understand everything better.” 

Albert Einstein

9  “There are no shortcuts to any place worth going.” 

Beverly Sills

10  “Fall down seven times and stand up eight.” 

Japanese Proverb

11  “If you’re going through hell, keep going.” 

Winston Churchill

12 “If you can find a path with no obstacles, it probably doesn’t lead anywhere.” 

Frank A. Clark

13  “Sleeping bags are the soft tacos of the bear world.” 


14 “Carry as little as possible, but choose that little with care.” 

Earl Shaffer

15 “A crude meal, no doubt, but the best of all sauces is hunger.”

Edward Abbey

16  “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

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

Sir Edmund Hillary

18 “After a day’s walk, everything has twice its usual value.” 

G.M. Trevelyan

19  “Me thinks that the moment my legs begin to move, my thoughts begin to flow.” 

Henry David Thoreau

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

 John Muir

21  “I have two doctors, my left leg and my right.” 

G.M. Trevelyan

22  “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

23  “Without new experiences, something inside of us sleeps. The sleeper must awaken.” 

Frank Herbert

24  “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

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

William Blake

26 “To travel, to experience and learn: that is to live.” 

Tenzing Norgay

27  “Mountains have a way of dealing with overconfidence.”

Hermann Buhl

28 “Hike Your Own Hike.” 


29  “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

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30  “In every walk with nature, one receives far more than he seeks.” 

John Muir

31  “You won, this time. But you are as big as you are ever going to get. And I’m still growing.” 

Sir Edmund Hillary

32  “We live in a fast-paced society. Walking slows us down.” 

Robert Sweetgall

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


34 “And into the forest, I go, to lose my mind and find my soul.”

John Muir

The Best Hiking Quotes Conclusion

I hope you enjoyed some of the top hiking quotes that have inspired me.


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