I like being near the top of a mountain, One can’t get lost here. – Wislawa Szymborska. Here are 30 Motivational Hiking Quotes.

Hiking Quotes

1. "You need mountains, long staircases don't make good hikers." – Amit Kalantri

2. "Carry as little as possible, but choose that little with care." – Earl Shaffer

3. "After a day’s walk, everything has twice its usual value." – G.M. Trevelyan

4. "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

5. "Walking: the most ancient exercise and still the best modern exercise." – Carrie Latet

6. "We don’t stop hiking because we grow old. We grow old because we stop hiking." – Finis Mitchell

7. "Look deep into nature and you will understand everything better." - Albert Einstein

8. "The higher you climb on the mountain, the harder the wind blows." - Sam Cummings

Hiking Quotes

9. "If the winter is too cold and the summer is too hot, you are not a hiker." - A Bitter Hiker

10. "Mountains teach that not everything in this world can be rationally explained." - Aleksander Lwow

11. "Trekking means a travelling experience with a thrilling excitement." - Amit Kalantri

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

13. "I’ve realized that at the top of the mountain, there’s another mountain."- Andrew Garfield

14. "When everything feels like an uphill struggle, Just think of the view from the top." - Anonymous

15. "In all things of nature, there is something of the marvelous." - Aristotle

Hiking Quotes

16. "Every mountain top is within reach if you just keep climbing." - Barry Finlay

17."For hiking is one of those things that you can only do when you have the determination in you." - Carl Sagan

18. "When preparing to climb a mountain – pack a light heart." - Dan May

19. "Hiking and happiness go hand in hand or foot in boot." - Diane Spicer

20. "Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting. So… get on your way." - Dr. Seuss

21. "Everyone wants to live on top of the mountain, but all the happiness and growth occurs while you are climbing it." - Dr. Seuss

22. "If you can find a path with no obstacles, it probably doesn’t lead anywhere." - Frank A. Clark

Hiking Quotes

23. "You’re off to great places, today is your day. Your mountain is waiting, so get on your way." - Gary Snyder

24. "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

25. "On a hike, the days pass with the wind, the sun, the stars; movement is powered by a belly full of food and water, not a noxious tankful of fossil fuels. On a hike, you're less a job title and more a human being. A periodic hike not only stretches the limbs but also reminds us: Wow, there's a big old world out there." - Ken Ilgunas

26. "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

27. "The long distance hiker, a breed set apart, From the likes of the usual pack. He’ll shoulder his gear, be hittin’ the trail; long gone, long ‘fore he’ll be back." - M.J. Eberhart

28. "Mountain hikes instilled in me a life-long urge to get to the top of any inviting summit or peak." - Paul D. Boyer

29. "It isn’t the mountain ahead that wears you out; it’s the grain of sand in your shoe." - Robert W. Service

30. "Each fresh peak ascended teaches something." - Sir Martin Convay

Best Hiking Quotes

"Great things are done when men and mountains meet; This is not done by jostling in the street."
- William Blake
"The experienced mountain climber is not intimidated by a mountain, he is inspired by it."
- William Artur Ward
"Every man should pull a boat over a mountain once in his life."
- Werner Herzog

Ian Warner

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I went from a broken leg to a 2012 Olympian. I have spent the last 15 years building positive habits as a track athlete and entrepreneur. I founded Habit Stacker and dedicated my life to helping people to develop winning habits. I have helped over 5,000 people...

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