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Bump and Grind Trail

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Address: Painters Path, Palm Desert, CA

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great view and good exercise

rock trail, so sandels collected sand etc. Lovely overview of part of the valley. La Belle Cocina for food after very close by.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

rock trail, so sandels collected sand etc. Lovely overview of part of the valley. La Belle Cocina for food after very close by.

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California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Easy to get to, good workout, beautiful views, nice restaurant at the bottom, doesn't take too much time out of your day.

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Vancouver, Washington
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

It was our first time in the Desert and our host family suggested this hike. It was a great time with my 2 10 year old boys and 12 old daughter. Not too hard but certainly a good workout. Definitely go early in the morning as I can't imagine hiking it in the heat of the day. Also bring plenty... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

While the Bump & Grind trail is not the most scenic hiking trail in the Coachella Valley, it is without a doubt the fastest route to a fantastic aerobic workout you'll find. Easily accessed behind the large Target store in Palm Desert at Hwy. 111, the Bump and Grind offers two different routes, one for the hiker seeking a more... More 

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Kent, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

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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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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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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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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