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Best Hiking Quotes
To Keep You Going
And Make You Laugh

by Diane Spicer

Hiking quotes to motivate, inspire and amuse you, from Hiking For Her #hikingquotes #motivationalquotes #hiking #backpacking #hikinghumor

The best hiking quotes bring a smile, or a tear, or possibly both, as you read them and ponder their wisdom.

It feels great to know that someone else understands exactly how you feel about hiking, right?

Allow me to share a gallery of the 14 best quotes for the trail that I've found over the years, illustrated with some photographs of places I've hiked.

Enjoy!

Motivational quotes
for hikers

Sometimes it's tough to keep going when you're tired, hungry, sore and whatever else describes a long day of hiking.

These words are meant to motivate you when the going gets tough!

Breaking trail while snowshoeing: a determined woman can conquer anything, one foot in front of the other.

"A determined woman can conquer anything.

One foot in front of the other!"

~Hiking For Her



Backpacker and dome tent with wide river and mountains in background

"Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky."

~R. Tagore




Zig Ziglar quote with misty forest in background

"Whatever you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving them."


~Zig Ziglar





Hiking For Her quote: Whatever's headed your way, you can handle it. You're a hiker!

"Whatever's headed your way, you can handle it.

You're a hiker!"

~Hiking For Her

(based on personal experience)





Inspirational quotes

to keep you coming
back for more hiking

Searching for some inspiration as a hiker? Mother Nature is there for you, with gentle and sometimes not so gentle lessons.

Ralph Waldo Emerson: Adopt the pace of nature, her secret is patience quote with rugged mountains in background

"Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience."

~Ralph Waldo Emerson




John Muir quote with rocky mountains and trees: Another glorious day, the air as delicious to the lungs as nectar to the tongue.

"Another glorious day, the air as delicious to the lungs as nectar to the tongue."
~John Muir




Rustic wooden bridge over hiking trail with quote: Happiness walks on busy feet

"Happiness walks on busy feet."

~Kitte Turmell




Female hiker resting near alpine lake with rugged mountains all around

"The head does not hear anything until the heart has listened. The heart knows today what the head will understand tomorrow."

~James Stevens




Wide blue sky, puffy white clouds, towering mountains

"Earth and sky, woods and fields, lakes and rivers, the mountain and the sea, are excellent schoolmasters, and teach some of us more than what we could learn from books."

~John Lubbock




Woman hiker photographing glacier at Mount Rainier

"Wild country calls out to a hiker

without saying a word."

~Hiking For Her




Hiking humor

Come on! You know how good it feels to crack a smile!

Here's some hiking humor to enjoy in these best hiking quotes, some of it a little dark but that's just life on the trail, right?


Backpack on hiker's back in whiteout conditions with this quote by Mark Twain:

"Climate is what we expect. Weather is what we get."

~Mark Twain



And now, for the rest of the story:

Happy hiker in snowstorm with backpack and poles

"One often learns more from ten days of agony than from ten years of contentment."

~Merle Shain




Mount Baker in background of female hiker with pack, poles and hiking boots: dirty, sweaty and loving life!

"Dirty, sweaty... and loving life!"

~Hiking For Her

Isn't that how all hikers should feel??



Hiking For Her quote: Old hikers don't die, they just trail away with a hiking trail and blooming wildflowers in background

"Old hikers don't die ... they just trail away."

~Hiking For Her



Best hiking quotes
for you!

It's my hope that you've found something to pin to your Pinterest board or save on your computer, to remind you of why you love this thing called hiking.

Happy trails!


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