41 Best Hiking Quotes For Adventure Seekers

It can be difficult to put into words the effect that hiking can have on a person. There are inspirational hiking quotes, motivational hiking quotes, and everything in between that can help describe the feeling of adventures in nature.

I’ve compiled a list of my favorite 41 hiking quotes and sayings and hope you enjoy them! Check below to see your favorite quotes about hiking and adventures!

Hiking Quotes

Inspirational Hiking Quotes

  1. “It’s not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves.” – Sir Edmund Hillary
  2. “After a day’s walk, everything has twice its usual value.” – G.M. Trevelyan
  3. “Walking is a man’s best medicine.” – Hippocrates
  4. “Between every two pines there is a doorway to a new world.” – John Muir
  5. “The best journeys in life are those that answer questions you never thought to ask.” – Rich Ridgeway
  6. “Getting to the top is optional. Getting down is mandatory.” – Ed Viesturs
  7. “The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” – Lao Tzu

Hiking Quote - Lao Tzu

  1. “In all things of nature, there is something of the marvelous.” – Aristotle
  2. “Climbing is as close as we can come to flying.” – Margaret Young
  3. “Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  4. “Hiking and happiness go hand in hand or foot in boot.” – Diane Spicer
  5. “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
  6. “If happiness is the goal – and it should be, then adventures should be top priority.” – Richard Branson
  7. “Take only memories, leave only footprints.” – Chief Seattle
  8. “Mountains are the beginning and the end of all natural scenery.” – John Ruskin
  9. “Look deep into nature and you will understand everything better.” – Albert Einstein

Hiking Quote - Albert Einstein

  1. “In every walk with nature, one received far more than he seeks.” – John Muir
  2. “Everyone wants to live on top of the mountain, but all the happiness and growth occurs while you are climbing it.” – Andy Rooney
  3. “Nature is not a place to visit. It is home.” – Gary Snyder
  4. “If you think you’ve peaked, find a new mountain.” – Unknown
  5. “Anywhere is ‘within walking distance’.” – Anonymous Hiker

Motivational Hiking Quotes

  1. “When everything feels like an uphill struggle, Just think of the view from the top.” – Anonymous
  2. “When preparing to climb a mountain – pack a light heart.” – Dan May
  3. “We don’t stop hiking because we grow old – We grow old because we stop hiking.” – Finis Mitchel
  4. “Study nature, love nature, stay close to nature. It will never fail you.” – Frank Lloyd Wright
  5. “It’s impossible to walk in the woods and be in a bad mood at the same time.” – Anonymous
  6. “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.” – Anonymous
  7. “The experienced mountain climber is not intimidated by a mountain, he is inspired by it.” – William Artur Ward
  8. “It is not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves.” – Terri Guillemets

Hiking Quote - Terri Guillemets

  1. “Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far they can go.” – T.S. Eliot
  2. “Each fresh peak ascended teaches something.” – Sir Martin Convay
  3. “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
  4. “I like being near the top of a mountain. One can’t get lost here.” – Wislawa Szymborska
  5. “Jobs fill your pockets, but adventures fill your soul.” – Jaime Lyn Beatty
  6. “There are no shortcuts to any place worth going.” – Beverly Sills
  7. “Stop following others and create your own path in life.” – Dani Jay
  8. “A walk in nature walks the soul back home.” – Mary Davis
  9. “Adventure is worthwhile.” – Aesop

Hiking Quote - Aesop

  1. “For hiking is one of those things that you can only do when you have the determination in you.” – Unknown
  2. “I go to nature to be soothed and healed, and to have my senses put in order.” – John Burroughs
  3. “I took a walk in the woods and came out taller than trees.” – Henry David Thoreau