Your gear is packed and you’re ready to hit the trail. Whether your heart leads you to the mountains, oceanside or the forest is your choice. No matter which adventure you decide on, check out our hiking music playlist for some songs that will have you feeling inspired.
Through the beauty of nature and the incredible music coming from your Zion in-ear headphones, your path down the road seldom traveled will be joyous. From soul-stirring dub to bright, shiny electro-pop, you’ll keep moving to the spirit of the sounds.
Brian Jonestown Massacre “Super-Sonic”
With the morning sun breaking through the sky, BJM’s sitar-filled psychedelic sounds will evoke a sense of rebirth during the first moments of your trip.
Unknown Mortal Orchestra “Thought Ballune”
Carrying on with a similar floating vibe, “Thought Ballune” from Unknown Mortal Orchestra offers the perfect bouncing walking beat.
Young Dreams “First Day of Something”
This young UK band blends indie pop and world music together perfectly. Fit for a hiking music playlist on the beach or in the woods, the strings and anthemic drums offer up an upbeat soundtrack.
The G.G. All Stars “Mosquito — Dub”
With epic bass bubbling up from underneath reverb-laden drums, this dub classic from Alvin Ranglin’s group is perfect for deep forest hiking. Protect yourself with the bass and keep the real mosquitos away.
Bob Marley and the Wailers “Sun is Shining”
Bob put it best, “Sun is shining / The weather is sweet / Yeah make you wanna move your dancing feet.” Get outside — take in all of Mother Nature’s beauty.
Let’s start picking up the pace of this hiking playlist. Doldrums, a one-man electronic experiment from Montreal, will have you practically dancing through the scenic landscape.
Frankie Rose “Daylight Sky”
The dreamy pop of Frankie Rose feels like the clouds that set in while trekking up the side of the mountain. The music is captivating, but light and airy.
Augustus Pablo “Nature Dub”
Even before Dub-Step, Augustus Pablo has been making unworldly sounds for Earth since the 1970s. Pablo reels his sounds down to the forest floor for the essential “Nature Dub.”
The Black Angels “Melanie’s Melody”
With their ethereal sound, the Black Angels match the meaning of their heavenly name. “Melanie’s Melody” combines swirling vocals and soundscapes with tight 1960s pop.
Lee “Scratch” Perry “Dreadlocks In Moonlight”
As Bob Marley’s infamous producer, Lee Perry’s sounds are the stuff of legend. “Dreadlocks In Moonlight,” will round out your nature music playlist with a bouncing reggae classic from the master.