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100+ Funny Hiking Quotes and Captions

Are you looking for funny and inspirational hiking quotes to motivate you to go hiking and trekking more often? Or maybe you are searching for funny captions to accompany those great memories and beautiful moments in your life. If so, then you are at the right place.  With the help of this blog post, I want to inspire you to go hiking as much as you can. I have collected my favorite hiking quotes and captions to motivate you to explore more and push your boundaries.

Let’s start with a little bit of history and the benefits of trekking and hiking. Hiking as an outdoor activity was developed during the Stone Age, about half a million years ago. However, as a recreational activity, it emerged only in the 19th century in Europe. So what is hiking exactly? According to the official definition

“Hiking is an outdoor activity, which involves walking in a natural environment.”

Which means long walks in the woods or the mountains. According to several major studies, hiking increases a person’s overall health and results in longer life. It helps to fight against obesity, depression, and stress. Long walks in nature cause the release of calming brain chemicals called endorphins, which, as we know, are natural tranquilizers.

My Favorite Hiking Quotes

Famous Hiking Quotes

In this section, you will find some well-known hiking quotes from famous philosophers, writers, and public figures.

“Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.”  ~ Neale Donald Walsch

“Walking is a man’s best medicine” ~ Hippocrates

“Not all those who wander are lost.”  ~ J.R.R. Tolkien

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do.”  ~ Mark Twain 

“Everything has beauty, but not everyone can see.” ~ ConfuciusTake only memories

 “Take only memories, leave only footprints” ~ Chief Seattle

“Happiness is not something ready-made. It comes from your own actions.” ~ Dalai Lama

“You must be the change you wish to see in the world.” ~ Gandhi

“If you think adventure is dangerous, try routine, it’s lethal” ~ Paul Coelho

Via Ferrata hiking in the Alps

“The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.” ~ Saint Augustine

“Life is what happens when you’re busy making other plans.” ~ John Lennon

“The only impossible journey is the one you never begin.”  ~ Tony Robbins

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

“The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only one page.”  ~ Saint Augustine

“It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.”  ~ Confucius

Girl standing inside the Hintersee Lake

“Only mountains can never meet.”  ~ French saying

“Look deep into nature and you will understand everything better.” ~ Albert Einstein

“Mountains are not fair or unfair, they are just dangerous.” ~ Reinhold Messner

 “The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.” ~ Walt Disney 

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Funny Hiking Captions

I have decided to include some really funny hiking captions to laugh about. I personally can relate to many of them 🙂 How about you? Let’s find out!

My best vacation is your worst nightmare

Mountains have a way of dealing with overconfidence

There is no such thing as bad weather, only inappropriate clothing

Getting to the top is optional. Getting down is mandatory

Hiking hair, don’t care

Hiking Captions

“Travel makes one modest, you see what a tiny place you occupy in the world.”

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

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

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

“Be still like a mountain and flow like a great river.”

“It’s always further than it looks. It’s always taller than it looks. And it’s always harder than it looks.” – The 3 Rules of Mountaineering

“Good judgment comes from experience. Experience comes from bad judgment.”

“The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.”

Hiking captions

“There is no WiFi in the forest, but you’ll make a better connection.”

“You can visit the same trail twice, but you’ll never take the same hike twice.”

“Wake up. Hike. Sleep. Repeat.”

“Pack lighter, go further.”

“Hiking with kids isn’t about the miles, it’s about the smiles.”

“There are no shortcuts to anything worth going.”

“Happiness is hiking with a dog.”

“Hiking is the answer, who cares what the question is.”

“Hiking is just walking where it’s okay to pee.”

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

“Think outside. No box required.”

“I have a therapist. Her name is Nature.”

“Some women want diamonds… Others just want a hammock, a campfire, and some peace & quiet.”

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

“Only those who risk going too far can possibly find out how far they can go.”

“If the winter is too cold and the summer is too hot, you are not a hiker.”

“Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.”

“Happiness is hiking with friends.”

“If you think you’ve peaked, find a new mountain.”

“Hiking and happiness go hand in hand.”

“You need special shoes for hiking, and a special soul as well.”

“A bad day hiking is better than a good day doing anything else.”

“The hardest mountain to climb is the one within.”

“Mountains make me believe that nothing can be bigger the nature, not even the human ego.”

“No mountain remains a mystery when you take steps to conquer it.”

“May your search through nature lead you to yourself.”

“We don’t stop hiking because we grow old — we grow old because we stop hiking.”

“Everywhere is within walking distance if you have the time.”

“Live your life by a compass, not a clock.”

“Do more things that make you forget to check your phone.”

“Leave the road, take the trails.”

“Stop worrying about the potholes in the road and enjoy the journey.”

“Some beautiful paths can’t be discovered without getting lost.”

“Instead of Netflix and chill, we watch sunsets on a hill.”

“Bring me coffee, take me hiking, and tell me I’m sexy.”

Malerwinkel Viewpoint over Lake Königsee

Inspirational Quotes About Trekking

Sometimes hiking can be very exhausting and dangerous. In some situations, you get scared and tired and you just want to stop go back, or give up. For exactly such situations I have prepared for you some motivational hiking and trekking quotes to keep you moving forward.

“Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

 “A journey is best measured in friends, rather than miles.” ~  Tim Cahill

“We don’t stop hiking because we grow old – we grow old because we stop hiking.” ~ Finish Mitchell

“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

“The mountains are the last place where man can feel truly wild.” ~  We Dream of Travel

“Thousands of tired, nerve-shaken, over-civilized people are beginning to find out going to the mountains is going home; that wilderness is a necessity.” ~  John Muir

“A mind that is stretched by a new experience can never go back to its old dimensions.” ~  Oliver Wendell Holmes

“If you are always trying to be normal, you will never know how amazing you can be.” ~ Maya Angelou

“I like the mountains because they make me feel small. They help me sort out what’s important in life.” ~ unknown

“I found far more answers in the woods than I ever did in the city.” ~  Mary Davis

“An early morning walk is a blessing for the whole day.” ~   Henry David Thoreau

“Jobs fill your pockets, but adventures fill your soul.” ~ Jaime Lyn Beatty

“Better to see something once than hear about it a thousand times.” ~  Asian Proverb

“The important thing is to never stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing” ~ Albert Einstein

Dreizinnen Tre Cime di Lavaredo Sextner Dolomites

“Two roads diverged in a wood and I – I took the one less traveled by.” ~  Robert Frost

“Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it’s time to pause and reflect.” ~ Mark Twain

“Wilderness is not a luxury, but a necessity of the human spirit.” ~  Edward Abbey

“The world reveals itself to those who travel on foot”~  Werner Herzog

“Hiking is not escapism; it’s realism. The people who choose to spend time outdoors are not running away from anything; we are returning to where we belong.” ~  Jennifer Pharr Davis

“You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.”~  Mae West

“We live in a fast-paced society. Walking slows us down.” ~  Robert Sweetgall

“Climb the mountain so you can see the world, not so the world can see you. ~ David McCullough

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