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Hiking Quotes – 50 Sayings About Trekking, Wandering and the Mountains

Hiking Quotes And Sayings About Mountains

Looking for inspirational hiking quotes and sayings about mountains? Then you've come to the right place! Nothing is more magnificent than hiking in the mountains and valleys, right? You can really switch off and actively enjoy nature. But not everyone has breathtaking landscapes in their immediate vicinity to enjoy almost every day. And for some of us, the next vacation window is still a while away.

That's why in this article I want to give you short, stirring quotes and wisdom about hiking that will make your anticipation for the next hike immeasurable! Let's go!

My please: Keep in mind that many of the quotes about hiking have been translated into English from other languages. I cannot guarantee that it is the original quote in each case. Therefore, double check them before you share them. If you like and share any of the quotes in the internet, please link this elaborately created collection. Thank you for your support!

The Best Quotes And Sayings About Hiking In The Mountains

We need a Balance to the usual and here and there stressful tasks of our everyday life. The hiking in the fresh air reduces the stress level and serves the mental regenerationlike hardly any other activity.

The following collection should inspire you to lace up your hiking boots more often. Use the sayings about hiking in the mountains whenever you feel like it.

Walking Quotes #1 - 10

  1. "When it is obvious that the goals cannot be reached, don't adjust the goals, adjust the action steps." (Confucius)
  2. "Mountains are silent masters and make silent students." (Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)
  3. "You conquered the landscape with the soles of shoes, not the tires." (Georges Duhamel)
  4. "Humbling and uplifting at the same time, few things in nature instill us with as much awe as the sight of mountains." (Kofi Annan)
  5. "The sense of traveling is to get to a destination, the sense of hiking is to be on the road." (Theodor Heuss)
  6. "In the mountains I felt home for the first time." (Melissa Arnot)
  7. "I have walked myself into my best thoughts, and I know of no thought so burdensome that one cannot walk away from it." (Søren Kierkegaard)
  8. "The mountain calls." (Luis Trenker)
  9. "To hike a lot makes you very versed." (Peter Sirius)
  10. "The greatest sight there is is the world – Go see it!" (Kurt Tucholsky)

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Walking Quotes #11 - 20

  1. "In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks." (John Muir)
  2. "We don't climb mountains to reach tops, but to return to a world that seems like a life given to us once again." (Reinhold Messner)
  3. "Walking is the perfect way of moving if you want to see into the life of things. It is the one way of freedom." (Elizabeth von Arnim)
  4. "The pleasure of wandering is to enjoy purposelessness. To find satisfaction in one's own self, that is the highest level of wandering." (Lieh Tse)
  5. "It's a primal human experience that when you're up on the mountain, you feel closer to heaven." (Anselm Grün)
  6. "The sublime language of nature, the sounds of needy humanity only the wanderer gets to know." (Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)
  7. "Adventure has nothing to do with consumption. It is the 'game of suffering'." (Reinhold Messner)
  8. "When all paths are blocked, the only way left is up." (Franz Werfel)
  9. "It is not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves." (Edmund Hillary)
  10. "The road is always better than the inn." (Miguel de Cervantes)

Hiking Quotes #21 - 30

  1. "The goal is not on the summit, but in the valley where the climb began." (Carl-Gustav Jung)
  2. "What I didn't learn, I hiked." (Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)
  3. "The secret of getting ahead is getting started." (Mark Twain)
  4. "You can't become a wanderer, you are born a wanderer." (Henry David Thoreau)
  5. "People don't trip over mountains, but over molehills." (Confucius)
  6. "Those who want to get to their destination can travel by stagecoach, but those who want to travel properly should walk." (Jean-Jacques Rousseau)
  7. "The great challenge is to set out at all, to leave behind supposed certainties and encounter the uncertainty of the path instead. The path then emerges by itself." (Gregor Sieböck)
  8. "You always have to go steeply uphill in life, it just keeps you young - and makes you happy." (Anderl Heckmair)
  9. "Up the mountains I want to climb." (Heinrich Heine)
  10. "What you think is the summit is only a step up." (Seneca)

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Hiking Quotes #31 - 40

  1. "An early-morning walk is a blessing for the whole day." (Henry David Thoreau)
  2. "All human beings will realize that on high mountains, where the air is pure and thin, one breathes more freely and feels lighter and mentally more cheerful." (Jean-Jacques Rousseau)
  3. "What's the best way to get up the mountain peak? Just climb up and don't think about it!" (Friedrich Nietzsche)
  4. "The mountains allowed me to fulfill my potential without becoming an obsession." (Catherine Destivelle)
  5. "A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step." (Laozi)
  6. "I will not follow where the path may lead, but I will go where there is no path, and I will leave a trail." (Jean Paul)
  7. "The happiness of the summit is only a wish of those who stayed below." (Reinhold Messner)
  8. "Whenever there are mountains, I know I can go up there to get a new perspective of life." (Hubert von Goisern)
  9. "In my mountaineering endeavors, I have always had the principle: it's not the performance that matters, but the experience." (Anderl Heckmair)
  10. "Hiking clears the mind and fills the heart with appreciation for the Creator." (George Baker)

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"It is not the mountain we conquer - we conquer ourselves." (Edmund Hillary hiking quote)

Hiking Quotes #41 - 50

  1. „Ein Gipfel gehört dir erst, wenn du wieder unten bist, denn vorher gehörst du ihm.“ (Hans Kammerlander)
  2. "Only where you were walking, you have really been." (Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)
  3. "I go up to a summit, and when I come back down, I'm a different person." (Peter Habeler)
  4. "The alpinist is neither athlete nor artist, but has a little of one and little of the other." (Gaston Rébuffat)
  5. "Growing old is like climbing a mountain: The higher you climb, the more your strength fades - but the farther you see." (Ingmar Bergman)
  6. "At the destination of your desires, you will definitely miss one thing: hiking to the destination." (Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach)
  7. "He who wants to see the radiance of the dawn has to walk through the night." (Annelie Mäder)
  8. „Die Gesellschaft spricht und jeder Mann hört zu, die Berge sprechen und die weisen Männer hören zu!“ (John Muir)
  9. "The most important piece of luggage remains a cheerful heart." (Hermann Löns)
  10. "Wandering is an activity of the legs - and a state of the soul." (Josef Hofmiller)

Can you think of any other quotes and sayings about hiking? Then always come up with your favorite sayings in the comments!

What is meant by a hike?

A hike is a recreational activity that is characterized by the Walking for more than an hour can be described. A walk is generally referred to when the walking time is less than one hour.

Is hiking healthy?

The physical movement makes hiking so healthy. It strengthens the cardiovascular system, as well as muscles, bones and ligaments - and is easy on the joints. At the same time, time spent at the fresh air as an ideal mental balance and stress prevention.

What is the difference between trekking and hiking?

Hikes are excursions of several hours but still relatively short, which take place on (mostly specially for hikers and walkers) paved paths.

From Trekking is usually referred to significantly longer hikes under more difficult conditions. They usually last several days and take place in the wild, untamed nature, so that the sporting demands of achieving the goal are significantly higher.

Hiking Quotes - Use them as an eternal source of inspiration!

Realize how great hiking is and plan your next hiking trip. Breaking away from everyday life, spending time in the mountains and really calming down is just great!

I hope that I could increase your anticipation for the next mountaineering or trekking tour with these sayings. Use them also to inspire other people for our nature.

Finally, I would like to give you three further articles that should inspire you to get more exercise in your everyday life:

Do you have any questions or more exciting quotes about mountains and hiking? Then just write me a comment.

Stay Wanderlust,

Christoph from CareElite - Plastic-free living

PS: Feel free to look further in the Quotes blog around! There you will find for example also my Favorite Quotes About Environmental Protection And Sustainability.

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Christoph Schulz

Christoph Schulz

I'm Christoph, an environmental scientist and author - and here at CareElite I'm campaigning against plastic waste in the environment, climate change and all the other major environmental problems of our time. Together with other environmentally conscious bloggers, I want to give you tips & tricks for a naturally healthy, sustainable life as well as your personal development.

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