22 of the Best Hiking & Outdoor Quotes to Inspire Adventure

Find inspiration in the brilliant quotes of naturalists, explorers, philosphers and writers


Take a peek outside your window. Watch as the sun shines through the glass or the rain drips down the pane. The world outside your window is an absolutely inspirational place. And where nature lies, there is a potential for exploration.

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As hikers and adventurers, the Great Outdoors is our oasis. It provides a sense of fulfillment and serenity. As you trek up the greatest mountains in the world, the idea of becoming ‘one with nature’ becomes an actuality. Hiking does that, you become more aware of your surroundings; the crisp breeze carrying leaves past and tickling your neck or just the snaps and cracks of twigs at your feet. Every sense strengthens and a peaceful calmness pushes all your worries away.

Hiking has many health benefits too. It is proven to boost creativity, and helps those suffering depression. We all can self-help a bit by hiking, whether it be just dropping the technology at the door for a few hours, or getting some much-needed exercise, nature awaits.

And if the seemingly endless benefits to hiking don’t inspire a leap towards adventure, then these quotes by some of the best writers, naturalists, explorers, and philosophers who see the absolute beauty that exists outside are sure to whisk you out the door.

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

In all things of nature there is something of the marvelous

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