33 Funny Hiking Quotes to Make you Laugh – or Groan

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We all need a good laugh sometimes. But, what’s better to laugh at than some funny hiking quotes? Here’s 33 funny hiking quotes to use on your hiking buddies or for your Instagram captions:

1. “A crude meal, no doubt, but the best of all sauces is hunger.” – Edward Abbey

2. “Never follow someone else’s path unless you’re in the woods and you’re lost, and you see a path. By all means, you should follow that.” – Ellen Degeneres

3. “Mountains have a way of dealing with overconfidence.” – Hermann Buhl

4. “Hiking is the answer. Who cares what the question is?” – unknown

5. “Camping is not a date; it’s an endurance test. If you can survive camping with someone, you should marry them on the way home.” – Yvonne Prinz

6. “If there’s one thing I’ve learned from hiking, it’s that the early bird gets the face full of spider webs.” – unknown

7. “You’re off to great places. Today is your day. Your mountain is waiting. So get on your way.” – Dr. Suess

8. Sleeping bags are the soft tacos of the bear world.” – Bears

9. “Because in the end, you won’t remember the time you spent working in the office or mowing your lawn. Climb that goddam mountain.” – Jack Kerouac

10. “I like being near the top of a mountain. One can’t get lost here.” – Wislawa Szymborska

11. “May the forest be with you.” – unknown

12. “Walking: The most ancient exercise and still the best modern exercise.” – Carrie Latet

13. “It isn’t the mountain ahead that wears you out; it’s the grain of sand in your shoe.” – Robert W. Service

14. “He who climbs upon the highest mountains laughs at all tragedies, real or imaginary.” – Friedrich Nietzsche

15. “Every mountain top is within reach if you just keep climbing.” – Barry Finlay

16. “Think outside. No box required.” – unknown

17. “Carry as little as possible, but choose that little with care.” – Earl Shaffer

backpacker looking out at grassy foothills18. “What on earth would I do if four bears came into my camp? Why, I would die of course. Literally shit myself lifeless.” – Bill Bryson

19. “I can’t understand why men make all this fuss about Everest – it’s only a mountain.” – Junko Tabei, first woman to summit Mount Everest

20. “It’s a hill. Get over it.” – unknown

21. “Never measure the height of a mountain until you reach the top. Then you will see how low it was.” – Dag Hammarskjold

22. “One thing to remember on the Eiger, never look up, or you may need a plastic surgeon.” – Don Whillans

23. “You climb to reach the summit, but once there, discover that all roads lead down.” – Stanislaw Lem

24. “Anywhere is ‘within walking distance.'” – unknown

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

26. “I’ve realized that at the top of the mountain, there’s another mountain.” – Andrew Garfield

27. “Bring a compass. It’s awkward when you have to eat your friends.” – unknown

28. “The world is big, and I want to get a good look at it before it gets dark.” – John Muir

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

30. “Of all the paths you take in life, make sure some of them are dirt.” – John Muir

31. “Camping: The art of getting closer to nature while getting farther away from the nearest cold beverage, hot shower, and flush toilet.” – unknown

32. “There is no such thing as bad weather, only inappropriate clothing.” – Sir Ranulph Fiennes

33. “Fact: Hiking is actually just walking, only on dirt or rocks or other uneven surfaces. Or walking where an animal larger than you can kill and eat you.” – Brendon Leonard, Semi-Rad

 

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