Resources for Hitchhiking

Matt Derrick

Staff member
Aug 4, 2006
Current Location
Walla Walla, WA
Useful websites for Hitchhiking

HitchWiki - In my opinion this is the most comprehensive resource of information regarding hitchhiking on the internet. You can literally spend hours on this site and learn an amazing amount of information. There’s legality specifics for states and countries, tons of safety information, suggested hitchhiking locations by state, and personal experiences of those who’ve hitchhiked through that area. Highly recommended.

Hitchlog - If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like to hitchhike in a particular place, HitchLog has user experiences from over 80 countries around the world. There’s also a page for finding other people to hitchhike with.

StP Hitchhiking Forum - obviously we have our own forum section dedicated to discussions about hitchhiking. There’s an active user base here so it’s a good place to ask questions and get them answered in a reasonable amount of time.

StP Hitchhiking File Library - we also have a few books and zines on the subject in our file library, and we're always looking for more contributions!

Hitchhiking Across America: One Ride At A Time by The Expert Vagabond - Huge 11-part travel series about his 5-week hitchhiking trip across the United States from coast to coast.

Hitchhiking Maps App - This (android only) app has a map of location people have hitchhiked at and reports on their varying levels of success. Not sure how often this is updated, but worth having a look at.

HitchWiki Maps - Similar to the above app, this web page is a log of hitchhiking spots placed on a map. Seems more detailed and reliable than the app mentioned above. That said, as of this writing, new editions to the map are currently disabled while they work on a new version of the map software.

Useful books about Hitchhiking

Rules of Thumb: How to Hitchhike and Live on the Road by Christopher Drifter - In previous generations, travelers such as Laurie Lee, Jack Kerouac and Chris McCandless walked out of their front doors with the money in their pockets and spent years travelling the world, enjoying countless adventures that have inspired people everywhere. Today, "budget travel" is an industry in itself, with travelers paying thousands of dollars to volunteer abroad, join in with hostel bar crawls, or spend a handful of hours at yet another tourist attraction in between endless air-conditioned bus journeys. Rules of Thumb is a unique guidebook aimed at the travelers who are looking for real adventure. Travelers who want to take long, ambitious journeys around the globe without needlessly spending huge amounts of money.

Hitchhiking Airplanes

We have a little bit of information about hitchhiking airplanes on our resources page for other forms of travel.
Last edited:

Similar threads

About us

  • Squat the Planet is the world's largest social network for misfit travelers. Join our community of do-it-yourself nomads and learn how to explore the world by any means necessary.

Donate to StP!

Donations go towards paying our monthly server fees, adding new features to the website, and occasionally putting a burrito in Matt's mouth.

Total amount

Latest Status Updates

Today I am most grateful for water towers
Gonna be in Cheyenne for the first time today. If you’re in the area, stop by the crown bar and come rage!
I have a day/night to kill in the Bay Area if anyone is bored.
its friday. someone has your lunch money in their pocket... its time to get down!!!
schmutz wrote on highwayman's profile.
Happy Birthday!
Don't touch it. STOP fucking touching it! - Facebook
I always wanted to do something fun like go on another road trip Hop a Train I am anxious to just leave but I don`t want to do this by my self & I Don`t have any friends with same interestI am tired of getting up going to work and coming home and stareing at walls I like classic rock 60`s 70`s 80`s 90`s If I listed all my groups it would be long list arts and crafts puzzles movies concerts festivals camping books
Good morning to the world; thank you for being kind to me today.
what a great day to be sober.

Forum Statistics

Threads in last 24 hours
Messages in last 24 hours
Members in last 30 days
Latest member