March 25, 2014 / Comments (16)

The Mountains Are Calling: Songs on my hiking playlist

Looking for some songs to add to your hiking playlist? Here are some of my picks if you need some music  to keep you company inside your tent, up a steep trail, or to accompany your hiking slideshow or video They are either songs that I associate with being outside or are just a lot of fun to listen to.  

What would you include on your hiking soundtrack? Leave a comment below!

Eddie Vedder: Tuolumne


Radical Face: Welcome Home



The Tallest Man on Earth: Wild Hunt

 Grizzly Bear: Ready, Able

Fleet Foxes: Blue Ridge Mountains


Postal Service: Such Great Heights



Radical Face: The Mute



Fitz and the Tantrums: The Walker



Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros: Home


Eddie Vedder: Hard Sun



Portugal the Man: Purple, Yellow, Red, and Blue



M83: Midnight City



The Mountain Goats: Tallahassee



Of Monsters and Men: Mountain Sound



Sigor Ros: Saeglopur



Woods: Pushing Only’s


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Last modified: October 14, 2015

16 Responses to :
The Mountains Are Calling: Songs on my hiking playlist

  1. Chad Patton says:

    Great list. I love the Eddie Vedder song Hard Sun and anything by Pearl Jam. I’m sure mine will include a long list of 80’s songs. I’ll be starting on August 13th……..

  2. This is awesome, thanks for sharing! -Sarah (a fellow ladies of the JMT-er)

  3. Jeremy Brott says:

    Great list. Some others to consider: Old Crow Medicine Show – Wagon Wheel; Richard Thompson – Wall of Death.

  4. Oh, and Solsbury Hill is a song that I strongly associate with hiking.

  5. Glad you enjoyed and thank you for the suggestions Jeremy and Sarah! 🙂

  6. I did a similar list of my top ten for walking on the Camino de Santiago in Spain. I actually have an entire playlist with walking themed songs and inspirational songs on my iPod. Great suggestions. I made a Spotify list of your favorites from this post. Very cool!


  7. What about “I’m Walking” by Fats Domino?

  8. Erin B. says:

    Mountain Sound was basically the theme song of my adventures last summer, and I have a feeling it will be again. You’ve got some awesome stuff on there! Another epic one you might want to check out it M83 – Outro. It’s a little bit slower, but so beautiful!

  9. I’m loving all your playlist choices- keep ’em coming!

  10. Mortie says:

    some of these songs explored before , but as those which experienced was awesome so I saved this address link when I was traveling to access this source of amazing music in my laptop later. I mean now.
    Eddie Vedder and M83 was so good

  11. Katie says:

    Ends of the Earth by Lord Huron is pretty great

  12. Joanna says:

    “Tres Domine'” by Hammock is awesome.

  13. Andre Sousa says:

    Great playlist, thanks for sharing

  14. Desiree says:

    I would agree with Katie. Lord Huron is a must. I’d also add First Aid Kit and The Head & the Heart.

  15. Aditya Gahlaut says:

    Great playlist! I would recommend adding Spirit Bird by Xavier Rudd feels like I’m in the mountains everytime I hear this song and it feels like a call to the soul.

  16. KATIE WHETSELL says:

    This playlist is so RAD!!!! I would add “Cosmic Love” by Florence + The Machine!

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