53 Funny Hiking Quotes: The Best Hiking Sayings with a Pinch of Humor

If you looking for funny hiking quotes you have come to the right place. We have gathered all the best funny quotes about hiking into one list to make it easy to find the perfect funny hiking saying for your next post. We quit our jobs over 10 years ago and have been traveling ever since. During that time we make a point of getting outdoors and going for a hike in every country we go to, whether that is a short wander, a strenuous day hike or even a multi-day trek. And there have been many times that humor has helped us through a tough hike.

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Funny Hiking Quotes

Some of the best hiking quotes are the ones that include humor. So if you are looking to use hiking quotes, funny ones might be the way to go. From funny hiking sayings to famous quotes to great hiking one-liners, this list has it all.

1.        “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

2.        “Hiking side effects include sweating, euphoria and general awesomeness.”

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

4.        “I don’t get it. The trail looked so flat on the map.”

woman walking up trail with moutains behind and a funny hiking quotes and funny hiking captions on top
Hiking the 10-day Tour du Mont Blanc

5.        “You are as helpful as a blister on a hike.”

6.        “Bring a compass.  It’s awkward when you have to eat your friends.“

7.        “When life gives you mountains, put those boots on and get hiking.”

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

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

10.      “I chose the road less traveled and now I don’t know where I am.”

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

12.      “Let’s wander where the WiFi is weak.”

13.      “Hiking is the only slightly less ugly stepsister of running.” – Lindy Hughes

14.      “I just wanna kick in the woods with my birches.”

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

16.      “Always hike with someone in worse shape than you. The bears out there will know.“

Three people hiking in front of a lake with a funny hiking quote that reads always hike with someone in worse shape than you, the bears out there will know.
Hiking on one of the best larch hikes in the Canadian Rockies

17.      “To hike is to complain.” – Dean Johnston

18.      “I took a walk in the woods and came out taller than the trees.” – Henry David Thoreau

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

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

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

22.      “It feels good to be lost in the right direction.”

23.      “What on earth would I do if four bears came into my camp? Why, I would die of course. Literally sh** myself lifeless.” – Bill Bryson

24.      “Over the mountains & through the woods, down the river & up the valley, over the boulders & through the stream to nobody’s house I go.”

25.      “I’d rather be hiking in the rain, than sitting inside at a desk on a sunny day.”

26.      “Getting to the top is optional. Getting down is mandatory.”  – Ed Viesturs

Man walking of rocky mountain ridge with a funny hiking quotes that reads getting to the top is optional, gettting down is mandatory
The Tent Ridge Horsehoe hike in Kananaskis Country

27.      “Anywhere is ‘within walking distance.’”

28.      “The closer you are to nature, the further you are from idiots.”

29.      “The view up here is breathtaking, and I know it’s all downhill from here.”

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

31.      “Happiness does have a smell.”

32.      “Not all classrooms have four walls.”

33.      “Hiking—much like drinking—is something that sounds more fun to the uninitiated than it actually is.” – Mindy McGinnis

34.      “I hike to burn off the crazy.”

35.      “Sleeping bags are the soft tacos of the bear world.”

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

37.      “It’s all fun and games until you hear a twig snap behind you.”

A woman walking along a snowy trail with a mountain in front and a funny hiking quotes that reads it's all fun and games until you hear a twig snap behind you
Hiking one of the best easy hikes in the Canadian Rockies

38.      “Hiking makes me forget to check my phone.”

39.      “Hiking’s not for everyone. Notice the wilderness is mostly empty.” – Sonja Yoerg

40.      “I will go hiking here or there, I will go hiking everywhere.”

41.      “Hiking and happiness go hand in hand or foot in boot.” — Diane Spicer

42.      “Everyone needs someone who will call and say, ‘Get dressed.  We’re going on an adventure.'”

43.      “Not all girls are made of sugar and spice and everything nice…  some girls are made of adventure and wine and all things fine.”

44.      “I have two doctors, my left leg and my right.” — G.M. Trevelyan

45.      “Someone told me to ‘take a hike,’ so I did.”

Sentinel Pass – one of the best hikes in Banff National Park

46.      “Always take the scenic route.”

47.      “Hiking is just walking where it’s okay to pee.” – Demetri Martin

48.      “Trails are like that: you’re floating along in a Shakespearean Arden paradise and expect to see nymphs and flute boys, then suddenly you’re struggling in a hot broiling sun of hell in dust and nettles and poison oak…just like life.” – Jack Kerouac

49.      “I have a therapist. Her name is hiking.”

50.      “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

51.      “The hill looked hard at first, but I got over it.”

52.      “Hiking is the answer.  Who cares what the question is.”

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

If you like humor you might also like our list of 40 Funny Hiking Captions to Add Some Humor to Your Hike

And there you have it! Our list of the best funny hiking quotes and hiking sayings. We hope you found one that spoke to you.

We also have other lists of quotes and captions about nature including the sun, waterfalls, sunsets , forests, rivers, lakes, trees, mountains, the sea, sunshine and sunrise.

Let us know in the comments below if we missed any funny hiking photo captions that should be added.

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