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Bump and Grind Trail

Painters Path, Palm Desert, CA
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Ranked #9 of 31 Activities in Palm Desert
Type: Hiking Trails, Sports
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Type: Hiking Trails, Sports

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Surrey, Canada
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63 reviews 63 reviews
44 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Rented a place at the base of the trail for a week and saw people constantly on the trail. Got up one morning and went for a trail run and had a great workout. Bump and grind is the most popular and had people of all different levels going up the hill. Good view of the valley from the top.... More 

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Vancouver BC
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157 reviews 157 reviews
44 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

The best part is the view into Larry Elison's golf course estate, from the ridge near the top of the hike. The first half of the "hike" is a fairly flat walk looking into Mollers' Nursery, so that is boring. But then there is a good climb, and good valley views, and the totally private golf course to the northwest.

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chicago, illinois
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67 reviews 67 reviews
26 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

Visitors to the desert love Bump and Grind and about once a week someone is rescued by helicopter. Parts of it are very steep and gravel can be slippery on the downhill. If you hike, go early. Take more water than you think you will need. Wear a hat. Wear good shoes and use good judgement.

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Calverton, New York
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25 reviews 25 reviews
17 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

Believe it or not this trail is free and behind a shopping center. The trail is sometime steep and may go to say 3 feet but can easily walked in 2 hours. If you are in shape you can pick up the pace for a good workout or slow down and enjoy the view

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Toronto, Ontario
12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

We hiked in early August. We started out at 6 PM and there were lots of other hikers out for an after dinner hike. The setting sun was beautiful from the peak. Lots of people walking, families, early 20-year-old exercisers, mom's etc. Bring water with you. People were very friendly and everyone said hello to each other. People wore bright... More 

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Bermuda Dunes, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Tough hike, but great! Only thing is I'd love if it were dog friendly. Make sure to bring plenty of water as you'll most definitely need it.

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Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
13 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

This is not a simple stroll up a small hill. This is a good work out with some terrific views and some very steep and narrow inclines. Something different to do early in the morning to get a decent workout. It's about 3 miles long.

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Santa Rosa, California
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Parking area is behind Target. Pull in parking lot and then around to the back. Bring lots of water. Get on the trail befor 8:00 to avoid the heat.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014 via mobile

This is a great hike if you are looking for good exercise without having to leave Palm Desert. As others have mentioned, it is best to go early in the morning as there is no shade on the trail at all. Bring water!

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Westminster, Maryland, United States
19 reviews 19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Located right in town behind the Target, it was the perfect place to get a run/hike/bike in befog work or at the the pool all day. Trails are well marked and stunning views of the valley below. Trails climb quickly not for the faint hearted.

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