Can someone define hiking in short phrases? Judge by yourself through these best hiking quotes, that relate not just to being in nature but with life itself.
Hiking is one of the most simple forms of being in touch with nature and experiencing the fabrics of life. Getting out in the wild or for a few hours walk, replenishes your mind and soul. Hiking in nature produces a soothing effect on people. That is, maybe, the reason they try to mimic nature in their houses or around them with gardens and flower pots and planting trees.
Hiking outdoors is not just a matter of having the proper hiking boots, trekking poles, day packs, or hiking pants and base layer clothing. It brings forth an archetype need for finding our true selves.
The simple act of wandering around, hiking through trails, reduces stress and anxiety and allows us to see our thoughts in a far more clear way. It is not by chance that hiking -walking- is another form of meditation; the walking meditation. No matter the hiking type you choose, they all have positive results. Science largely supports the benefits of hiking with numerous researches.
Here are some excellent hiking quotes we gathered for you, conceptually grouped, along with what we think for each.
Hiking With Best Friends Quotes
Finding one or more friends that also enjoy hiking is the ideal scenario for many who enjoy the outdoors. Splendid discussions and deep contemplations happen while peacefully walking through forests and trails.
In strenuous conditions, while maybe hiking to the top of a mountain, friends reveal their true selves and feelings. Many friendships have been tested in the “battlefields” of multi-day hiking trips. Some became stronger, others dissolved and both are natural to happen.
As nature has a calming effect, it causes openness to people and they tend to share their thoughts and feelings. We learn to appreciate a good friendship and the benefits it brings with it.
We are all travelers in the wilderness of the world and the best we can find in our travels is an honest friend.”Robert Louis Stevenson
In life, it’s not where you go, it’s who you travel with.Charles Schulz
Bring a compass. It’s awkward when you have to eat your friends.Unknown
A journey is best measured in friends rather than miles.Tim Cahill
Good friends pee together, but best friends puke together!Akansh Malik
When life gives you best friends, use them.Areej Farooq
If you have two friends in your lifetime, you’re lucky. If you have one good friend, you’re more than lucky.S.E. Hinton
Many people will walk in and out of your life, but only true friends will leave footprints in your heart.Eleanor Roosevelt
Best Hiking Quotes For Instagram
Many famous thinkers, liked hiking and walking, especially in nature. It helped them clear their minds and maybe go deeper into some topic they contemplated upon.
All good things are wild and freeHenry David Thoreau
If you can find a path with no obstacles, it probably doesn’t lead anywhere.Frank A. Clark
Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.Maya Angelou
Carry as little as possible, but choose that little with care.Earl Shaffer
I found far more answers in the woods than I ever did in the city.Mary Davis
There is no such thing as bad weather, only inappropriate clothing.Sir Rannulph Fiennes
Best Mountain Quotes
Nothing has been praised more than going up to the mountains. Hiking the mountains and getting to the top, is short of an initiation process. Both, your mind and your body, go through numerous changes as conditions change along the trail.
You can see how your mind helps you or blocks you and how your body seems to not be able to proceed, but it does. It can one of the greatest “ordeals” with lessons on each and every step.
Going up can be a life-changing event. You get back changed a little bit and maybe a bit wiser. You have seen your limits and how can overcome them, along with your Ego.
The mountains themselves seem unchanged over time, but they are not. After climbing for long, you may experience that you are not separate from them. Watching your steps as you move, creates awareness and that brings peace, despite any fatigue.
The mountains are the last place where man can feel truly wild.We Dream of Travel
The mountains are calling and I must go.John Muir
It’s not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves.Unknown
Nothing lives long, Only the earth and mountains.Dee Brown
How wild it was to let it be.Cheryl Strayed
When preparing to climb a mountain, pack a light heart.Dan May
Each fresh peak ascended teaches something.Sir Martin Conway
Climb the mountain so you can see the world, not so the world can see you.David McCullough Jr.
You are not in the mountains. The mountains are in you.John Muir
Getting to the top is optional. Getting down is mandatory.Ed Viesturs
Hiking Quotes for Couples
As with friends, hiking with your significant other is a revealing experience. Being able to either chat or keep quiet for long periods of time is something many times not noticed in our everyday life.
Couples learn how to support each other while hiking and all the little things that come up -that are usually minor things- show how each person copes with them.
The possible serenity effects of nature open people’s hearts and couples to have a “getting-closer” experience, especially when they seek that “us” time. Nature supports that. Going through, in, or up with your spouse strengthens that binding that only comes with time and good friction.
A journey is like marriage. The certain way to be wrong is to think you control it.John Steinbeck
The best gift you could have given her was a lifetime of adventures.Lewis Carroll
What we find in a soulmate is not something wild to tame, but something wild to run with.Robert Brault
Here’s to all the places we went. And here’s to all the places we’ll go. And here’s to me, whispering again and again and again and again: I love you.John Green
I could never resist the call of the trail.Buffalo Bill
Walk on a rainbow trail; walk on a trail of song, and all about you will be beauty. There is a way out of every dark mist, over a rainbow trail.Robert Motherwell
I will not follow where the path may lead, but I will go where there is no path, and I will leave a trail.Muriel Strode
Hiking does create happiness. Hikers know that and that is the reason to be in nature, even with carrying backpacks with all that gear.
As mentioned, the most important thing you see is your thoughts. You notice way more thoughts than cloud your mind all day long and as you usually have fewer distractions, you can train yourself to deal with these thoughts.
The world reveals itself to those who travel on foot.Werner Herzog
I took a walk in the woods and came out taller than trees.Henry David Thoreau
After a day’s walk, everything has twice its usual value.G.M. Trevelyan
Happiness and hiking go hand in hand or foot in the boot.Diane Spicer
The journey of 1000 miles begins with a single step.Lao Tzu
We don’t stop hiking because we grow old. We grow old because we stop hiking.Finis Mitchell
You need special shoes for hiking – and a bit of a special soul as well.Terry Guillemets
Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far they can go.T.S. Eliot
We assume that so far you’ve understood that we have that preference for hiking in all its forms. Not all its variations need to be strenuous and demanding in order to help you reveal things about your life.
Even a few hours’ walks in a forest can reveal many things.
As you hike bring your attention to being present and just experience all things that happen around you. Let your mind be closer to nature and that will reward you with lots of peace, even for one day.