Worst State to Hitch Through? (1 Viewer)

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Bad luck with cops for me in Idaho. Had 3 cops, including a sergeant, tell me its 100 percent illegal to hitchhike in the state of Idaho. However, you can walk on the interstate so that's cool!

Central Massachusetts had the most unfriendly people and long waits in my experience. Western Mass might as well be a whole nother state though. One guy told me "Yeah, Western Mass is basically Vermont."
 

AJBird

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You might have more luck near the panhandle but SF is a dead end. people are cold and the streets are scalding hot. cops arent too keen on scruffy looking travelers either as they wouldn't want you scaring off the tourists :/
 

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Went through WV to the U.P. a short while ago, and parts of Ohio were definitely some of the worst experiences I've had yet.
 
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Arizona. I lived there for a while as a younger teen and I have friends who've had to hitchhike through there. It's ridiculously hot, even sometimes in winter, and people hardly ever pick you up. I've seen a lot of people get stuck for days or weeks at a time.

Though, this was in the Phoenix area, so maybe different cities are better. I wouldn't personally risk it.
 

thejword

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i agree with those saying utah. also, i get hassled everytime i go through new jersey.
 

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I've had the worst time on the busier roads or trying to get out of big cities. Copenhagen was the worst. The more obscure the road the better cause people feel more personal responsibility to help rather than thinking someone else will help you out
 

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The cops around Albany, NY are the most consistently shitty, but for overall state I'd say Ohio- You can see it in the driver's faces, nobody wants to be there.
 

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Florida. Hot, and the drivers suck
Definitely true! I’ve hiked from Georgia to Maine & from Mexico to Canada twice via the Pacific Crest & Rockies...no State was as difficult as Florida when it came to hitchhiking.

99% of folks don’t even know about the Florida Trail & they think anyone hitch hiking is a tweaker or a criminal. You add in all the transplants and tourists, they will never help you. The only people who would give me hitches, were younger workers who sympathized with my plight & happened to be on the way home from work.
 

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Definitely true! I’ve hiked from Georgia to Maine & from Mexico to Canada twice via the Pacific Crest & Rockies...no State was as difficult as Florida when it came to hitchhiking.

99% of folks don’t even know about the Florida Trail & they think anyone hitch hiking is a tweaker or a criminal. You add in all the transplants and tourists, they will never help you. The only people who would give me hitches, were younger workers who sympathized with my plight & happened to be on the way home from work.
Florida sucks but Tennessee was the worst miles of road with nothing on it and nobody wanted to stop luckily for me i know how to hop trains
 

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