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The Best Hiking Quotes & Captions for Instagram

Pair your outdoorsy photos and videos on Instagram with these hiking quotes and captions.

Whether you want short and sweet or long and contemplative, you’ll find the perfect words to express how you feel in this post.

Hiking captions for Instagram

These hiking Instagram captions are quick and to the point – perfect for letting your stunning hiking photos and reels stay front and center.

Photo of a silhouette of a person hiking. Text overlay reads "Never stop exploring."
  1. Climb on.
  2. Boot camp.
  3. Wild & free
  4. Trail blazer.
  5. 🎒🥾🧭️
  6. Take a hike.
  7. I’d hike that.
  8. Into the wild.
  9. Let’s get lost.
  10. Hiking season.
  11. Wild & wander
  12. Take it outside.
  13. Into the unknown.
  14. Adventure awaits.
  15. Go your own way.
  16. Peaks and valleys.
  17. I’d rather be hiking.
  18. The great outdoors.
  19. Wilderness therapy.
  20. Boots on the ground.
  21. Never stop exploring.
  22. I did it all for the view.
  23. Into the woods we go.
Photo of a woman standing triumphantly on top of a mountain overlooking a valley with more mountains in the background. Text overlay reads "Let's wander where the WiFi is weak."
  1. Hiking hair, don’t care.
  2. Hike more, worry less.
  3. Keep calm and hike on.
  4. Memories from the trail.
  5. Taking the scenic route.
  6. I ❤️️ US National Parks.
  7. Chase views, not dudes.
  8. Life is better in hiking boots.
  9. Always take the scenic route.
  10. [King/Queen] of the mountain.
  11. I like big hills and I cannot lie.
  12. Troop Beverly Hills, what a thrill.
  13. These boots were made for walking.
  14. Let’s wander where the WiFi is weak.
  15. Just me, the trees, and one epic view.
  16. Elevation: [####] feet above sea level.
  17. Backpack ✔️ Boots ✔️ Compass ✔️
  18. Live your life by a compass, not a clock.
  19. It’s all about the journey, not the destination.
  20. We started from the bottom, now we’re here.
  21. The best view comes after the hardest climb.
  22. If you think you’ve peaked, find a new mountain.
  23. When life gives you mountains, grab your boots and go for a hike.

Funny hiking quotes & puns

Who doesn’t love a little humor? These hiking puns are short and sweet, but are packed with laughs.

  1. Take a peak.
  2. What the hill.
  3. What’s up, birches?
  4. A whole lot of altitude.
  5. May the forest be with you.
  6. Just leaf your worries behind.
  7. I needed a change of altitude.
Closeup of evergreen trees against a pink dusky sky. Text overlay reads "May the forest be with you."

Hiking quotes

Share the words of others to communicate how you feel in your hiking photos and videos on Instagram.

Photo of a woman standing on a larger rock posing triumphantly. Text overlay reads "Not all who wander are lost."
  1. “And so I walked on.” – Cheryl Strayed, Wild
  2. “Leave the road, take the trails.” – Pythagoras
  3. “Not all who wander are lost.” – J.R.R. Tolkien
  4. “I am at home among the trees.” – J.R.R. Tolkien
  5. “Walking is a man’s best medicine.” – Hippocrates
  6. “The mountains are calling and I must go.” – John Muir
  7. “A walk in nature walks the soul back home.” – Mary Davis
  8. “Climb the mountains and get their good tidings.” – John Muir
  9. “Everywhere is walking distance if you have the time.” – Steven Wright
  10. “All truly great thoughts are conceived by walking.” – Friedrich Nietzsche
  11. “If you think adventure is dangerous, try routine. It’s lethal.” – Paulo Coelho
  12. “Adopt the pace of nature: Her secret is patience.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  13. “In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks.” – John Muir
  14. “An early morning walk is a blessing for the whole day.” – Henry David Thoreau
  15. “Tell me: what do you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?” – Cheryl Strayed, Wild
  16. “If you can find a path with no obstacles, it probably doesn’t lead anywhere.” – Frank A. Clark
  17. “My father considered a walk among the mountains as the equivalent of churchgoing.” – Aldous Huxley
  18. “Returning home is the most difficult part of long-distance hiking; You have grown outside the puzzle and your piece no longer fits.” – Cindy Ross
  19. “Hiking is the same thing as walking, only hotter and twice as far as you wanted to go. But usually, you’re glad you went.” – Anita Diamant, The Boston Girl
  20. “May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous, leading to the most amazing view. May your mountains rise into and above the clouds.” – Edward Abbey

Writing prompts for hiking captions

If you prefer longer form captions, use these hiking captions to inspire your post. 

Some of these can be repurposed many times, so you’ll get lots of captions out of them!

  1. Tips for hiking solo
  2. Safety tips for hikers
  3. First aid kit packing list
  4. Tips for hiking with kids
  5. Tips for beginner hikers
  6. Multi-day hiking packing list
  7. Best food for multi-day hikes
  8. Best hikes in [park/state/region]
  9. Essential gear for beginner hikers
  10. Tips for hiking [enter name of trail]
  11. Wildlife photography tips for hikers
  12. Photography accessories for hikers
  13. Energy filling snacks for your next hike
  14. Landscape photography tips for hikers
  15. How to find a good-fitting backpack for hiking
  16. How to find the right hiking boots for your needs
  17. Share a funny or inspiring story from one of your hikes
Photo of a silhouette of a woman with a backpack standing in an opening between rocks.

50 hiking hashtags under 1 million

Aside from a great Instagram caption, you’ll need the right hashtags to help circulate your post or reel.

Check this list for hiking hashtags under 1 million uses.

Photo of a silhouette of a person amongst Joshua Trees during sunset.
  1. #hiker
  2. #hikers
  3. #hike365
  4. #hiking🌲
  5. #hiking👣
  6. #hikelife
  7. #hikerslife
  8. #takeahike
  9. #hikingtrail 
  10. #hikerchick
  11. #trailaddict 
  12. #hikingtrails
  13. #hikerbabes
  14. #lifeelevated
  15. #alpinebabes 
  16. #sheexplores
  17. #mountainlife
  18. #mountaineer
  19. #mountaintop 
  20. #mountaingirl
  21. #letsgoplaces 
  22. #hikingculture
  23. #outdoorsman
  24. #mountaindog
  25. #mountainlove
  26. #mountainhigh
  27. #mountainman
  28. #mountaingirls 
  29. #mountainside 
  30. #briskoutdoors
  31. #trailadventure 
  32. #mountaineers
  33. #instamountain
  34. #mountainliving
  35. #hiking_lifestyle
  36. #mountainworld
  37. #trailadventures
  38. #sheadventures
  39. #outdoorwomen 
  40. #mountainscape 
  41. #hikingworldwide
  42. #loves_mountains
  43. #wildernessbabes
  44.  #outdoorresearch 
  45. #mountainclimbing 
  46. #mountainclimbers 
  47. #earthgirladventures
  48. #theadventureproject 
  49. #expandyourplayground 
  50. #outdooradventurephotos 

What are your favorite hiking quotes and captions for Instagram?

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