14 Quotes to Inspire You to Take a Hike this Fall

Autumn is a great time for hikes–the beautiful fall colors, the crisp air… Recently we’ve been visiting some state parks and such around to get out of the house and walk our dog. To inspire you to take a nice fall hike of your own before the snow falls, I’ve compiled this list of 14 quotes from poets, authors, travelers, and others!

 

An early morning walk

An early morning walk is a blessing for the whole day.
– Henry David Thoreau

autumn is a second spring

Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.
– Albert Camus

One receives more than he seeks

In every walk with nature one receives more than he seeks.
– John Muir

there is pleasure in the pathless woods

There is a pleasure in the pathless woods… I love not Man the less, but Nature more…
– Lord Byron

a world with octobers

I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.
– L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables

there are no shortcuts to any place worth going

There are no shortcuts to any place worth going.
– Beverly Sills

the wild lands

He found himself wondering at times, especially in autumn, about the wild lands…
– J.R.R. Tolkien

do not go where the path may lead

Do not go where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
– Ralph Waldo Emerson

Only one who wanders finds new paths. - Norwegian Proverb

Only one who wanders finds new paths.
– Norwegian proverb

you will find beauty everywhere

If you truly love Nature, you will find beauty everywhere.
– Vincent Van Gogh

autumn sunshine

I cannot endure to waste anything so precious as autumnal sunshine by staying in the house.
– Nathaniel Hawthorne

a walk among the mountains

My father considered a walk among the mountains as the equivalent of churchgoing.
– Aldous Huxley

everywhere is walking distance

Everywhere is walking distance if you have the time.
– Steven Wright

something in october sets the gypsy blood astir

There is something in October sets the gypsy blood astir…
– William Bliss

I hope you’re inspired to grab a scarf and boots and head out to your nearest hiking destination before winter hits! Do you have any favorite hiking/autumn quotes? What’s your favorite time of year for hiking? Comment below!

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