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Address: Painters Path, Palm Desert, CA
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Great hike! Can accommodate all hikers with excellent views.

If you are local or just visiting. This is a great, though popular hike. We live near here and will frequently do this hike and bring visitors. Also consider hiking up to the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago

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45 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If you are local or just visiting. This is a great, though popular hike. We live near here and will frequently do this hike and bring visitors. Also consider hiking up to the cross which is just on the south side of the hill near this hike. Park behind the shopping center or at the base of Cahuilla Park. Note,... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is the way to get your exercise! Hiking from the desert floor to a mountain peak with views that encompass the Coachella valley is breathtaking (in more ways than one!). Not for the faint of heart!!

Thank StanandJudy
San Francisco, California
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21 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

It's close to most places and a reasonably easy hike. Not much in the way of beauty but worth it to do once and the view gives a good overview of the valley.

Thank pompominsf
Ridgefield, Connecticut
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545 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is not a long trail, but the hills present a moderate challenge. Other reviewers describe the trail about right. Figure about 90 mins to 2 hours for the loop unless you are a runner. Trails can be narrow in a few places but generally are not scary and do afford some great views.

Thank CTManny
Portland, Oregon, United States
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14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a popular local hiking destination. We came on a Tuesday morning and had lots of company. It's a nice hike if you want to climb hills and would prefer a loop instead of a back and forth. Being in the desert, it is dry. The view from the summit is rewarding.

Thank Mary P
Los Angeles, California
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111 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I'd heard about the "Bump & Grind Trail" from friends over the years, but had never seen any written info, street signs, nor anything online describing how to get to the trail head (entrance or starting point). To my knowledge, there are no signs on HWY 111 through Palm Desert that direct travelers to this hiking destination. Turns out, it... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great place for an moderately strenuous morning hike. On a clear day the views to the north are nice, but this trail is more about exercise than scenery. Definitely a worthwhile way to get some exercise - far better than walking on a treadmill in a gym somewhere.

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Edmonton, Canada
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18 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you want a quick workout and don't have all day this hike is for you. It will take about an hour at a constant pace and the first half you will definitely get your heart rate up. After the top it is a great steady downhill. At the trail head I like to go left as it is steeper... More 

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Escondido, California
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great hike for early morning during the warm months but good anytime during the winter. Hiked with 2 other couples and all were OK with climb. Right side is a wider trail up...left side was great going down. Great FREE hike when other trails are charged in this area.

Thank EscoDave
Fort Langley, Canada
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53 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

We did this hike in late December, when the temperatures were in the low 60’s to low 70’s F (around 15 -21 C) – perfect hiking weather. I did this hike twice in a week, and the second time I ran into a small group of wild mountain goats! The hike is a moderately easy 1 hour hike each way... More 

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