“Hitch Hiking!” Here Are 8 Great Hikes! 8 Classic Alfred Hitchcock Thrillers!

Can’t travel, annoying to wear a facemask on a hike…so time to remember a simpler time – with Alfred Hitchcock movies!


Time For A Hike!

For those who have been following along, one of my favorite series of stories involves a great “hike” followed by a classic Alfred Hitchcock film…my wife Alex came up with the idea, which we call:

“Hitch Hiking!”

While some of the hike are traditional, I also included several urban hikes, because 196 blocks in New York City adds up!

Here are the 8 hikes I have posted so far, as well as the classic Hitchcock thrillers highlighted in the story:

Hitch Hiking #1: High Above Malibu! “To Catch A Thief!”

Alex and I hike regularly at Will Rogers State Park, which offers miles and miles of great hiking up hills and into the Santa Monica mountain range – and at times they do indeed go UP:

This is a good workout, and the views make it all worthwhile – see this hike by clicking here, and…

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Categories: 70's Cinema, Action Films, Books / Media, British Cinema, Cult Movies, Exotic Travel, Film Fight Club, Film Noir, Great Films, Hollywood, Movies, nature, Pop Culture, Travel, Travel Adventures, Travel Memoir

15 replies

  1. Great post, and SO fun! I love this idea and think it’s a brilliant pairing. Though I have an aversion to horror, I have a real appreciation for “The Birds” and “Vertigo.” He truly made such a cultural impact with his films.

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  2. The views are breathtaking John.

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  3. alex is brilliant, what a great name for this pairing! i’ve wondered where some of those have been shot, especially vertigo and the birds. great post!

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  4. “Hitch Hiking!” How awesome!


  5. That was such a good idea, and you carried it off so well too. 🙂
    Best wishes, Pete.


  6. This is so neat. Your wife has such good ideas, she should be a producer. hahaha

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  7. Hitch Hiking! Love that idea! I might still that 🙂 Which Hitchcock movie would you recommend first?

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    • “Rear Window” and “Vertigo” are his classics, and “North By Northwest” and “To Catch A Thief” are his Cary Grant films that are so cool…the pacing and style is slower because that’s the way films were black then – and the two shockers are “Psycho” and “The Birds!” Thanks for sharing this!


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