10 Outdoor Adventurers to Follow on Instagram for Hiking Ideas

Follow these wilderness explorers for all kinds of wanderlust inspiration. 

By Alli Hill

10 Outdoor Adventurers to Follow on Instagram for Hiking Ideas
Photograph Courtesy of Craig Kinsley

Need some inspiration for your next outdoor adventure? Instagrammers are sharing their travels, secrets, and favorite insider tips to help you find the best places to hike and explore. From the enormous fjords of Alaska to the sweeping sandstone rocks of Arizona, your bucket list is about to get big. Start following these 10 outdoor adventurers on Instagram and plan your own Instagram-worthy excursion. 

Siananna Lewis

Also known as The Girl Outdoors, Siananna is a hiker, traveler, and best-selling author, and she’s taking thousands of followers along for the journey. From snow-covered mountaintops to sandy beaches, her Instagram feed is truly an adventure.

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Travis Burke

One of the most noted outdoor photographers on Instagram, Travis Burke has become synonymous with wanderlust. Entertaining more than 700K followers, he’s ventured into caves and deep waters, on top of mountains, over islands, and through deserts and other picture-perfect places. 

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Unlikely Hikers

You don’t need to be a star athlete or famous Instagram celebrity to hike. Unlikely Hikers is all about diversity, proving that anyone can enjoy a walk in the woods—no matter your level of skill. 

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Kat Carney

Kat Carney is an outdoor adventure photographer and climber. Kat's works have been featured in publications such as Outside Magazine and Backpacker Magazine. Follow her on Instagram for captivating images exploring places like Banff National Park in Canada and Moab, Utah. Visit her website for more incredible photography. 

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Hiking Culture

For hiking inspiration from across the globe, Hiking Culture is the account to follow. If you have a photograph from a hiking adventure you've been on, post it with the hashtag #HikingCulture and submit it to them. Your photo just might get featured on their account! 

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Becky the Traveller

She’s hiked 950 miles across Britain and plenty of other places in between. Her Instagram feed is a never-ending hiking journey that will make you want to tag along. Soak up all of the stunning sights through the photos she posts from her adventures. 

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Ryan (@Vanilakodey)

A weekend warrior hiker, Ryan’s favorite conquest is the mountain of Tryfan, where he claims there’s no such thing as taking the same route twice. He’s made a challenge to summit every mountain in Wales and England, giving him plenty of content for his account.

Kelsey Filler

Thru-hikers are a brave and passionate group and Kelsey "Beamer" Filler is one of the best to follow on social media. Keep up with her latest trekking endeavors, from Mount Katahdin to Mount Washington, and stay inspired all year round. 

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Holly Johnson

By day, she works full time. But that doesn’t stop Holly from exploring her own backyard of Washington State every chance she gets. She’s living proof that even a quick trip to nature can be enough to refresh your mind.

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Alexandria Roby

This San Francisco photographer captures some of nature’s most stunning scenes from around the world. Every photo tells a story, and you’ll want to go there in person to write your own.

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