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Planning On Hiking This Fall? Try Out These Instagram Captions!

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This article was written by The Zillennial Zine’s senior fall editorial intern Maggie Lardie. Find her on Instagram at @maggielardie. If you would like to share an article with The Zillennial, send us an email at thezillennialzine@gmail.com.

August came and went in the blink of an eye, and the passing of Labor Day weekend put an unofficial end to this year’s summer. Although it’s always a bit sad to see a great summer go, the feeling is more bittersweet than anything. While we might be saying goodbye to sunshine, barbecues and frozen treats, we’re so excited to finally embrace cool breezes, pumpkin spice and falling leaves. These things aren’t the only contributions to what many consider to be the best time of the year, however. Fall is the ideal season for hikers, who appreciate it for the absence of bugs, cooler temperature and colorful scenery – the combination of which makes for some pretty awesome Instagram photos! Whether you’re an avid hiker looking to share your next biggest adventure or you just like the occasional nature walk, we have some ideas for you! Here are some perfect hiking Instagram captions.

Music Inspired

We know you have at least one granola girl playlist for your long hikes, so why not take some inspiration from the songs you listened to on your journey? Obviously feel free to swap out songs as you see fit – make it your own! If you’d rather use one of these lyrics, there are a ton to get you started.

“I took a little journey to the unknown” – Meet Me In The Woods by Lord Huron

“Meet me in the woods tonight” – Meet Me In The Woods by Lord Huron

“What do you say we pack our things and get out of here?” – See The World by Caamp

“It’s just me and the stars tonight” – By And By by Caamp

“And I went to the doctor, I went to the mountains” – Closer To Fine by the Indigo Girls

“Forgive my northern attitude, I was raised on little light” – Northern Attitude by Noah Kahan

“Are we out of the woods yet?” – Out Of The Woods by Taylor Swift

“Lived in a campground in the back of a van” – Smoke Signals by Phoebe Bridgers

“To the ends of the earth would you follow me?” – Ends Of The Earth by Lord Huron

“Please picture me in the trees” – Seven by Taylor Swift

Make Your Feed More Punderful

I would be sorry about the above joke, but the pun was right there for the taking! You’ll feel the same way once you see the captions below that will have your followers laughing and rolling their eyes. Keep in mind that some of these only work if the location is right, but others can be used wherever the trail takes you!

“Been high all week”


“To summit all up”

“Already want to do s’more of this”

Keep It Real

It can be tough with all the pressure surrounding us to come up with an original, clever phrase that sums up our Instagram post perfectly. This section is just for those of you who want to keep things simple. You just want to post your picture! Don’t worry, we get it. Below are some quick and simple captions that will make your followers focus more on your pictures.

“Keeping it natural”

“The great outdoors”

“I’m going on an adventure”

“Views and hues”

“Under the stars”

“What your camera roll would look like if you took me on a hike”

“Life is short and the world is wide”

“Escaping reality”

“Tree hugger”

Are you going to use any of these hiking Instagram captions? Do you have a favorite? Let us know in the comments below!

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