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Address: Painters Path, Palm Desert, CA

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Great exercise; Great view at the top

The Bump and Grind is a very popular trail, and it's best to begin at daylight. An early start also helps with cooler air temps and a lower, less intense sun. Be prepared with... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
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Kent, Ohio
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Kent, Ohio
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116 reviews 116 reviews
43 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

The Bump and Grind is a very popular trail, and it's best to begin at daylight. An early start also helps with cooler air temps and a lower, less intense sun. Be prepared with plenty of water, and take a restroom break before you leave. There are no facilities whatsoever. A hat and sunscreen are essential. Watch out for the... More 

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Minneapolis
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15 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

This is a good trail for those who want to get a good feel for hiking in the area. The only caution is that you ofter are on loose gravel, very narrow paths right at the edge of the mountain, so if you have any fear of heights, this is not for you.

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Metro Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

A good friend told me to attempt this trail when I was in Palm Desert. "It's behind Target, bring water and keep going" She was right. Located behind some of Palm Valley's many shopping areas, you immediately step into stark wilderness off the curb. At the trailhead, you are faced with a decision to go to the left on the... More 

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Palm Desert, California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

I can't review this trail from actual experience because I use a lower trail, called the Herb Jeffries. From my trail I see the Bump and Grind and I know my limitations. I'm not ready to face that one. Every year people attempt this trail when they are not in shape, and that's when Search and Rescue is called in,... More 

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calgary
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Nice scenery, a little crowded at times. Certainly not difficult. Best to go in the early morning when it is not too hot. You can go for an hour loop or a two hour loop. Views are nice but fairly consistent the whole way up.

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Wisconsin
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53 reviews 53 reviews
17 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Great calorie burner. Intense climb, not too scenic until you get to the top. Can be dangerous as it is not a perfect trail. Take lots of water.

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Hesperia, California
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73 reviews 73 reviews
12 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

A well traveled trail with plenty of travelers! You can go as high as you want, the view is spectacular! Plenty of hikers going up and down at all hours of the Spring day.

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saskatchewan, canada
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35 reviews 35 reviews
7 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

I have hiked the Bump and Grind several times. I am a fit 64-yr old. I find this trail challenging but certainly doable. The trail is popular and you will meet several others coming and going in both directions. My advise would be to start early, before it starts to get too hot, take bottled water with you and remember... More 

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Palm Desert, California
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31 reviews 31 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

It does the job. However, you are literally in a mecca of fantastic trails to choose from. Like people so much you want to compete on the busy trail?...Great, this spot is for you!

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Calgary
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Hiking in these areas is a definite tourist highlight. Going with locals is even better as they know the terrain, hidden gem areas and can pick the best time of day as well as the shady hiking areas when the blazing sun is bearing down on those harder vertical climbs. Hidden in some of the tighter canyons and crevices are... More 

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