I love being in the mountains, and even better, on top of them. There’s no better feeling than hiking through the wilderness surrounded by mountains, and these mountain quotes and Instagram captions perfectly capture those incredible feelings.

Mountains are also one of the most beautiful landscapes you can photograph. The photos of mountains I post on Instagram always do really well, but with a relatable caption, they do even better. Whether you’re looking for a sweet and simple mountain Instagram caption or a longer inspiring mountain quote, this post has you covered.

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Short & Sweet Mountain Instagram Captions

These quotes about the mountains and outdoors are short but sweet, making them perfect quick and easy mountain Instagram captions.

The mountains are my happy place

If you think you’ve peaked, find a new mountain

I love places that make you realize how tiny you and your problems are

Hike more. Worry Less.

Coffee, Mountains, Adventure

All good things are wild and free.

The mountains are calling and I must go.

– John Muir
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If you think you’ve peaked, find a new mountain.

How glorious a greeting the sun gives the mountains!

– John Muir

Adventure Awaits

The best view comes after the hardest climb

mountain quote picture

It’s not the mountain we conquer but ourselves.

– Sir Edmund Hillary
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Sometimes you just need to change your altitude

Climbing my way to bigger and better things

Dear mountains, I think about you all the time

If it involves mountains, breakfast food, coffee or campfires, I’m in.

Made for the mountains

You’re off to Great Places!
Today is your day!
Your mountain is waiting,
So… get on your way!

 — Dr. Seuss

Going to the mountains is like going home.

– John Muir

How wild it was, to let it be.

— Cheryl Strayed

Climbing Mountain Captions for Instagram

These mountain Instagram captions capture the beautiful feeling of climbing mountains, making them perfect if you want to express how it feels to climb a mountain or summit a peak.

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

– Aldous Huxley

There are two kinds of climbers, those who climb because their heart sings when they’re in the mountains, and all the rest.

– Alex Lowe

Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.

– Ralph Waldo Emerson

Because in the end, you won’t remember the time you spent working in an office or mowing the lawn. Climb that goddamn mountain.

– Jack Kerouac
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The greatest gift of life on the mountain is time. Time to think or not think, read or not read, scribble or not scribble — to sleep and cook and walk in the woods, to sit and stare at the shapes of the hills. I produce nothing but words; I consumer nothing but food, a little propane, a little firewood. By being utterly useless in the calculations of the culture at large I become useful, at last, to myself.

– Philip Connors

Somewhere between the bottom of the climb and the summit is the answer to the mystery why we climb.

-Greg Child

Climb the mountain not to plant your flag, but to embrace the challenge, enjoy the air and behold the view. Climb it so you can see the world, not so the world can see you.

― David McCullough Jr.

“Today, climbing has shown me a courageous, strong side of myself, a beautiful bravery. Other days I’ve seen pitiful weakness. I’ve watched myself crawl, belly-flat, across a mountainous landscape of fear. Climbing has shown me that I am all of these things: strong and weak, brave and cowardly, both immune to and at the mercy of the fear of death, all at the same time. Risk is the fee to learn these lessons. The cost is not negotiable. It is a price that, for now, I pay gladly.

Steve House

Quotes About Mountains & Nature

These mountain quotes perfectly summarize the beauty of a mountain landscape. There’s nothing quite like that feeling of being surrounded by nature.

Although I deeply love oceans, deserts, and other wild landscapes, it is only mountains that beckon me with that sort of painful magnetic pull to walk deeper and deeper into their beauty.

– Victoria Erikson

You never climb the same mountain twice, not even in memory. Memory rebuilds the mountain, changes the weather, retells the jokes, remakes all the moves.

– Lito Tejada-Flores

Earth and sky, woods and fields, lakes and rivers, the mountain and the sea, are excellent schoolmasters, and teach some of us more that what we could learn from books.

– John Lubbock

Although I deeply love oceans, deserts, and other wild landscapes, it is only mountains that beckon me with that sort of painful magnetic pull to walk deeper and deeper into their beauty.

– Victoria Erikson

The greatest gift of life on the mountain is time. Time to think or not think, read or not read, scribble or not scribble—to sleep and cook and walk in the woods, to sit and stare at the shapes of the hills

– Phillip Connors

I walked slowly to enjoy this freedom, and when I came out of the mountains, I saw the sky over the prairie, and I thought that if heaven was real, I hoped it was a place I never had to go, for this earth was greater than any paradise.

– Daniel J. Rice

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

I love this quote. Some of the most beautiful landscapes I’ve ever seen have been the mountains, whether it’s the Rocky Mountains in Canada, Hiking in Patagonia, or trekking through the Andes in Peru. These are some of my all time favorite memories.

Funny Mountain Quotes

These quotes are silly. making them perfect funny mountain captions for Instagram.

 If you are faced with a mountain, you have several options. You can climb it and cross to the other side. You can go around it. You can dig under it. You can fly over it. You can blow it up. You can ignore it and pretend it’s not there. You can turn around and go back the way you came. Or you can stay on the mountain and make it your home.

— Vera Nazarian

Life sucks a lot less when you add mountain air, a campfire, and some peace and quiet.

– Brooke Hampton

I like being near the top of a mountain. One can’t get lost here.- Wislawa Szymborska

Life should have mountain mountains and less stress

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Those who travel to mountain-tops are half in love with themselves and half in love with oblivion.

– Robert Macfarlane

When preparing to climb a mountain – pack a light heart.

– Dan May

In the mountains there are only two grades: You can either do it, or you can’t.

– Rusty Baille

Mountains have a way of dealing with overconfidence

– Hermann Buhl
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Inspirational Mountain Quotes

Pictures of mountains are a great way to motivate your followers. These mountain quotes will inspire others to continue their journey up, whether it’s a physical journey up a mountain or a mental one.

“The choices we make the lead up to actual experiences. It is one thing to decide to climb a mountain. It is quite another to be on top of it.”

– Herbert A. Simon

Climb the mountain not to plant your flag, but to embrace the challenge, enjoy the air and behold the view. Climb it so you can see the world, not so the world can see you.

David Mc Cullough Jr.

Although I deeply love oceans, deserts, and other wild landscapes, it is only mountains that beckon me with that sort of painful magnetic pull to walk deeper and deeper into their beauty.

– Victoria Erikson
inspirational mountain quotes

Never measure the height of a mountain until you reach the top. Then you will see how low it was.

– Dag Hammerskjold

The mountains were his masters. They rimmed in life. They were the cup of reality, beyond growth, beyond struggle and death. They were his absolute unity in the midst of eternal change.

― Thomas Wolfe

Everybody wants to reach the peak, but there is no growth on the top of a mountain. It is in the valley that we slog through, the lush grass and rich soil, learning and becoming what enables us to summit life’s next peak.

– Andy Andrews

If you are faced with a mountain, you have several options. You can climb it and cross to the other side. You can go around it. You can dig under it. You can fly over it. You can blow it up. You can ignore it and pretend it’s not there. You can turn around and go back the way you came. Or you can stay on the mountain and make it your home.

— Vera Nazarian

Choose the mountain you want to climb: don’t pay attention to what other people say, such as “that one’s more beautiful” or “this one’s easier”. You’ll be spending lots of energy and enthusiasm to reach your objective, so you’re the only one responsible and you should be sure of what you’re doing.

– Paulo Coelho

This quote really resonates with me. I find in travel, we often do things because other people tell us it’s “the best” or that “we must”. But everyone’s individual perception is so unique, so just do what you truly want to do, not what anyone else says.

The mountains have rules. They are harsh rules, but they are there, and if you keep to them you are safe. A mountain is not like men. A mountain is sincere. The weapons to conquer it exist inside you, inside your soul.

– Walter Bonatti

Success comes to those who have an entire mountain of gold that they continually mine, not those who find one nugget and try to live on it for fifty years.

– John C. Maxwell

Stop staring at mountains. Climb them instead, yes, it’s a harder process but it will lead you to a better view.

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Somewhere between the bottom of the climb and the summit is the answer to the mystery why we climb.

-Greg Child

May your dreams be larger than mountains and may you have the courage to scale their summits.

-Harley King

Climb the mountain not to plant your flag, but to embrace the challenge, enjoy the air and behold the view. Climb it so you can see the world, not so the world can see you.

– David McCullough Jr.

Every mountain top is within reach if you just keep climbing.

– Barry Finlay

It isn’t the mountain ahead that wears you out; it’s the grain of sand in your shoe

.Robert W. Service

Mountains are only a problem when they are bigger than you. You should develop yourself so much that you become bigger than the mountains you face.

– Idowu Koyenikan

I hope these mountain captions for Instagram could inspire your next post, or give you some inspo to get outdoors! I know I’m craving to get back into the mountains again. Some of my favorite regions I’ve gone trekking in the mountains are in Pakistan and Nepal. What about you?

Pssst – looking for more outdoor quote inspo? Check out these quotes about hiking!

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Lora Pope is a solo female adventure travel blogger living nomadically around the world. Raised on a rock in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, she has a deep love for nature and wildlife. Lora has traveled to over 58 countries and is on a quest to visit them all, seeking out a deeper connection with the nature and wildlife on this planet.

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