112 Hiking In The Mountains Quotes To Inspire You

Following is our list of hiking in the mountains quotations and slogans full of insightful wisdom and perspective about hiking outdoors.

The Most Famous Hiking In The Mountains Quotes (Best in 2024)

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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

Going to the mountains is going home. — John Muir

Hiking alone lets me have some time to myself. — Jamie Luner

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

In the mountains, the shortest way is from peak to peak: but for that you must have long legs — Friedrich Nietzsche

Mountains are not fair or unfair, they are just dangerous. — Reinhold Messner

It is only in the mountains that I can fully appreciate my existence as a man in America, and my own native land — Martin Delany

Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature's peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. — John Muir

Great things are done when men and mountains meet. — William Blake

In the mountains, there you feel free. — T. S. Eliot

Short Hiking In The Mountains Quotes

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  • Walk away quietly in any direction and taste the freedom of the mountaineer. — John Muir
  • The place where you lose the trail is not necessarily the place where it ends. — Tom Brown, Jr.
  • Experience comes from bad judgment. — Mark Twain
  • Every journey begins with a single step. — Maya Angelou
  • Mountain hikes instilled in me a life-long urge to get to the top of any inviting summit or peak. — Paul D. Boyer
  • The longest journey begins with a single step, not with a turn of the ignition key. — Edward Abbey
  • Society speaks and all men listen, mountains speak and wise men listen — John Muir
  • In the American Southwest, I began a lifelong love affair with a pile of rock. — Edward Abbey
  • The experienced mountain climber is not intimidated by a mountain - he is inspired by it. — William Arthur Ward
  • Climbing is, above all, a matter of integrity — Gaston Rebuffat
Hiking in the mountains quote Don't climb mountains so that people can see you. Climb mountains that you can s
Don't climb mountains so that people can see you. Climb mountains that you can see the world.

Hiking Quotes

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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

Because in the end, you won't remember the time you spent working in the office or mowing your lawn. Climb that goddamn mountain — Jack Kerouac

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

Hiking in the mountains quote You keep putting one foot in front of the other and then one day you look back a
You keep putting one foot in front of the other and then one day you look back and you've climbed a mountain.

I only went out for a walk and finally concluded to stay out till sundown, for going out, I found, was really going in. — John Muir

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Being a woman has only bothered me in climbing trees. — Frances Perkins

You never know what's around the corner. It could be everything. Or it could be nothing. You keep putting one foot in front of the other, and then one day you look back and you've climbed a mountain. — Tom Hiddleston

Hiking in the mountains quote Thousands of tired, never-shaken, over civilized people are beginning to find ou
Thousands of tired, never-shaken, over civilized people are beginning to find out that going to the mountain is going home, that wilderness is a necessity.

The man who goes afoot, prepared to camp anywhere and in any weather, is the most independent fellow on earth. — Horace Kephart

Midwest kids got to summer camp. There is something very special about being away from your parents for the first time, sleeping under the stars, hiking and canoeing. — Jami Gertz

It is one of the blessings of wilderness life that it shows us how few things we need in order to be perfectly happy. — Horace Kephart

All walking is discovery. On foot we take the time to see things whole. — Hal Borland

Hiking Outdoors Quotes

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Another thing I like to do is sit back and take in nature. To look at the birds, listen to their singing, go hiking, camping and jogging and running, walking along the beach, playing games and sometimes being alone with the great outdoors. It's very special to me. — Larry Wilcox

I absolutely love any kind of outdoor activities like snowboarding, hiking, surfing, and laying out on the beach if I ever get the time... which is not often! — Gina Holden

Like most people I can be lazy, so it's nice to have a goal or deadline or reason to work out. I feel better when I get to exercise, or when I'm outdoors. I like to hike, swim and run, and I love to play soccer. — Viggo Mortensen

Hiking in the mountains quote It isn't the mountains ahead to climb that wear you down. It's the pebble in you
It isn't the mountains ahead to climb that wear you down. It's the pebble in your shoe.

I eat organic as much as possible, cleanse regularly, and love outdoor activities like paddle boarding, hiking, swimming, kickboxing, and yoga. But honestly it's more of a psychological thing for me. If I feel good on the inside, I treat my body with more respect. — Ashley Rickards

Getting outdoors is always fun. In the summertime, I like to go waterskiing and swimming; during the winter, I'll sometimes go jogging or hiking. — Josie Ho

I love being outdoors, water sports, hiking - really, anything that keeps me moving! — Witney Carson

Hiking in the mountains quote Because in the end, you won't remember the time you spent working in the office
Because in the end, you won't remember the time you spent working in the office of mowing your lawn. Climb that goddamn mountain.

I was a gymnast for twelve or thirteen years. Then I got into surfing and now I paddle board and hike and do whatever I can. I think it's my love of the outdoors. — Serinda Swan

I love the outdoors. I love to hike. I spend a lot of time in LA and so I hike all the hills. — Matthew Kane

I live on the beautiful Northern California coast. I have always loved hiking, whale watching and being outdoors. — Christine Feehan

Along with rock climbing, I hike and I like to go to the beach, anything outdoors and anything that takes me out of the everyday. — Christa B. Allen

Hike Quotes

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

I love the Midwest. I think about it every day. I wonder if I would rather have a little farm in the Midwest, in Illinois or Wisconsin, or would I rather have like a little getaway up in the mountains of Colorado. — Joe Lando

As a single footstep will not make a path on the earth, so a single thought will not make a pathway in the mind. — Henry David Thoreau

Hiking in the mountains quote Adventure isn't hanging off a rope on the side of a mountain. Adventure is an at
Adventure isn't hanging off a rope on the side of a mountain. Adventure is an attitude we must apply to the day to day obstacles of life.

When the path ignites a soul, there's no remaining in place. The foot touches ground, but not for long. — Sanai

Nature is always hinting at us. It hints over and over again. And suddenly we take the hint. — Robert Frost

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The longest journey begins with a single step. — Patanjali

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Take a walk on the wild side. — Lou Reed

There are no wrong turnings. Only paths we had not known we were meant to walk. — Guy Gavriel Kay

Along the river's summer walk, The withered tufts of asters nod; And trembles on its arid stalk the hoar plum of the golden-rod. — John Greenleaf Whittier

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

Mountain Climbing Quotes

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No matter how steep the mountain - the Lord is going to climb it with you. — Helen Steiner Rice

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

Everyone wants to live on top of the mountain, but all the happiness and growth occurs while you're climbing it. — Andy Rooney

Hiking in the mountains quote A wise man can see more from the bottom of a well than a fool can from a mountai
A wise man can see more from the bottom of a well than a fool can from a mountain top.

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

Auto racing, bull fighting, and mountain climbing are the only real sports... all the others are games. — Ernest Hemingway

When faced with a mountain, I WILL NOT QUIT! I will keep on striving until I climb over, find a pass through, tunnel underneath, or simply stay and turn the mountain into a gold mine with God's help! — Robert H. Schuller

Hiking in the mountains quote Did you know you had that much power? You can move mountains.
Did you know you had that much power? You can move mountains.

Attaining lasting happiness requires that we enjoy the journey on our way toward a destination we deem valuable. Happiness is not about making it to the peak of the mountain nor is it about climbing aimlessly around the mountain; happiness is the experience of climbing toward the peak. — Tal Ben-Shahar

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Risks must be taken because the greatest hazard in life is to risk nothing. — Leo Buscaglia

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How you climb a mountain is more important than reaching the top — Yvon Chouinard

When you are in the mountains, you find out who you really are. Any mistake I make, it could be death. When it comes to that moment, you want to survive. You want to live. I climb so I can live every moment of my life. — Nirmal Purja

Mountains Are Calling Quotes

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The mountains are calling and I must go. — John Muir

Start calling yourself healed, happy, whole, blessed, and prosperous. Stop talking to God about how big your mountains are, and start talking to your mountains about how big your God is! — Joel Osteen

Mountains have the power to call us into their realms and there, left forever, are our friends whose great souls were longing for the heights. Do not forget the mountaineers who have not returned from the summits. — Anatoli Boukreev

Hiking in the mountains quote When you help another up a mountain, you are a little nearer to the top yourself
When you help another up a mountain, you are a little nearer to the top yourself.

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

Where'er ye sojourn, and whatever names Ye are or shall be called; fairies, or sylphs, Nymphs of the wood or mountain, flood or field: Live ye in peace, and long may ye be free To follow your good minds. — Hartley Coleridge

From the walls of Baidi high in the coloured dawn To Jiangling by night-fall is three hundred miles, Yet monkeys are still calling on both banks behind me To my boat these ten thousand mountains away. — Li Bai

Hiking in the mountains quote Everyone wants to live on top of the mountain, but all the happiness and growth
Everyone wants to live on top of the mountain, but all the happiness and growth occurs while you're climbing it

All material in nature, the mountains and the streams and the air and we, are made of Light which has been spent, and this crumpled mass called material casts a shadow, and the shadow belongs to Light. — Louis Kahn

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More Hiking In The Mountains Quotes

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Consider what you want to do in relation to what you are capable of doing. Climbing is, above all, a matter of integrity. — Gaston Rebuffat

Hiking in the mountains quote Climb mountains not so the world can see you, but so you can
Climb mountains not so the world can see you, but so you can see the world.

When we tire of well-worn ways, we seek for new. This restless craving in the souls of men spurs them to climb, and to seek the mountain view. — Ella Wheeler Wilcox

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

[In mountaineering, if] we look for private experience rather than public history, even getting to the top becomes an optional narrative rather than the main point, and those who only wander in high places become part of the story. — Rebecca Solnit

When you part from your friend, you grieve not; For that which you love most in him may be clearer in his absence, as the mountain to the climber is clearer from the plain. — Khalil Gibran

Half the charm of climbing mountains is born in visions preceding this experience - visions of what is mysterious, remote, inaccessible. — George Leigh Mallory

Hiking. I don't like either the word or the thing. People ought to saunter in the mountains...the se mountains are our Holy Land, and we ought to saunter through them reverently, not 'hike' through them. — John Muir

I love hiking in the mountains in Aspen. Breathing the clean, fresh air is great. Plus, it gives me a cardiovascular workout and firms my legs. — Chris Evert

Above all, do not lose your desire to walk. — Soren Kierkegaard

Bereavement is the sharpest challenge to our trust in God; if faith can overcome this, there is no mountain which it cannot remove. — William Ralph Inge

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

In winter I go skiing on Saturdays and Sundays when the slopes are quieter due to changeover day for tourists, and in summer I hike up into the mountains at sunset, just as the village is settling down to dinner. — Vanessa Mae

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

Climbing at altitude is like hitting your head against a brick wall - it's great when you stop. — Chris Darwin

Make your feet your friend. — James M. Barrie

After a day's walk everything has twice its usual value. — G. M. Trevelyan

Once you become an actor, it's important to take care of yourself. I live in Santa Monica, where I can mountain bike, hike and go running on the beach. I like a nice sunset jog. — Mark Feuerstein

There may be more to learn from climbing the same mountain a hundred times than by climbing a hundred different mountains. — Richard R. Nelson

...by bringing myself over the edge and back, I discovered a passion to live my days fully, a conviction that will sustain me like sweet water on the periodically barren plain of our short lives. — Jonathan Waterman

The blessings of one mountain day, whatever his fate, long life, short life, stormy or calm, he is rich forever. — John Muir

Nature is another important aspect of nourishing the soul. After a hike in the mountains where we live, for instance, I feel a remarkable sense of gratitude and awe. My mind quiets down and allows me to see more clearly the beauty of creation. And through that gratitude, the beauty of the universe is reflected back to the creator. — Joan Z. Borysenko

In high school, I went to a place called the Mountain School. It's on a farm in Vermont, and I read Emerson and Thoreau and ran around the woods. Now I go hiking with a bunch of my comedy buddies. We talk about our emotions. I also do a lot of writing on hikes, just to get the blood flowing and the ideas moving. — Nick Kroll

The longest journey begins with a single step, not with the turn of an ignition key. That’s the best thing about walking, the journey itself. It doesn’t much matter whether you get where you’re going or not. You’ll get there anyway. Every good hike brings you eventually back home. Right where you started. — Edward Abbey

For some reason, some of my best solutions and ideas are triggered in those dark theaters, usually totally unrelated to what's going on onscreen. I also enjoy hiking in the foothills and mountains close to Sacramento. I always have to bring a pen and paper to jot down sudden thoughts and ideas. So inspiration arises from countless sources. — James Rollins

When I can see someone that's posting the way that they're thinking about what's happening in the world right now or even art that they've created, it inspires me to do the same. It makes me turn off my phone and go paint a painting or go hike a mountain or go record a song. Those are the kind of things that social media helps me do. But it also can make me sit in my room and not do anything. — Willow Smith

I had read a lot of books on World War II, but I didn't know that downed airmen had hiked over the frozen peaks of the Pyrenees Mountains in shoes that didn't fit, in clothes that weren't warm enough, with German and Spanish patrols searching for them. — Megan Chance

When I was in high school... I loved the outdoors, and I was introduced to wilderness camping. I was in a little prep school - a boarding school in southern California, in Ojai - and when I was in this school, they had a camping program, and there would be regular trips: hikes into the mountains, the Sierras, the Sespe River Valley, and different places. — Keith Carradine

I was fortunate enough not to grow up in Hollywood, so I feel that was a blessing. Being surrounded by nature and animals always kept me grounded and happy. My parents were smart to keep my brother and I away from that nonsense. I do live in the LA area now, but I keep my balance by hiking in the mountains with my dogs and taking trail rides every week on my horse. — Alison Eastwood

It was a life with purpose. And it was also a lot of fun. Fishing is fun. Hiking up mountains is fun. Building a wall out of river rocks dug up from the bottom of a glacial lake is not fun. Not at all. But it does give a work ethic that you can take anywhere in the world. — Leigh Newman

Always seek for balance in your life: If you stayed long in the darkness, walk long in the light; if you talked too much, stay silent for a good while; if you climbed the high mountains, hike long on the plains! Balance everything! — Mehmet Murat Ildan

A young woman hiking alone in the mountains sounds dangerous. In the pre-cell phone era maybe it was, but Ill stop short of calling it foolish. — Claire Cameron

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