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Address: Painters Path, Palm Desert, CA

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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!

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
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Palm Desert, California
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31 reviews 31 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

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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Palm Springs, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

My husband and I do this hike four times a week and love it. We go up and down the "hard" side, which is the left side. This takes about 25 minutes each way (depending on your ability). We prefer to go very early in the morning because it does get crowded once the sun comes up. My husband has... More 

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Wasagaming, Manitoba, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Nice walk, first part is quite steep, then it gets more comfortable, we did a nice hike to a great view of Palm Springs then returned. Wish there was better signage that gave you the distance, times to travel, etc.

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Gravenhurst, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

We are two couples from Canada here to get out of the snow for the month of February. This is our 3rd trip to the Desert and one of our most favourite things is to walk the Bump and Grind Trail each day. No matter what your fitness level is you can traverse this trail at your own pace and... More 

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Rochester, Minnesota
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015 via mobile

Start on the Mike Schuler Trail, easy-keep going around the hairpin turn- now your on the Bump & Grind -easy to mod..... Keep going and your on the Herb Jefferies Trail, easy...... Keep going take a left on the Hopalong Cassidy Trail, can't miss, .......keep going and end up right where you started. It could have all been one trail,... More 

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Minnesota
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65 reviews 65 reviews
11 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 via mobile

This is a great trail. Prior reviews are accurate. It's about a 2 hour hike. At the trail head, starting to the right is a wider trail for your ascent and a more gentle, but still challenging climb. At what appears to be the top there is a fence but there is an opening and it's about 10 more minutes... More 

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Naperville, Illinois
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32 reviews 32 reviews
8 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Great hike with beautiful views of Palm desert and surrounding mountains from the top. The trail is about 2.5 miles long. I attempted to run it but the steep part is very steep. Much more of a hike. I was able to run down the last 1 mile of the trail. The trail is quite crowded but I would definitely... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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21 reviews 21 reviews
3 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Hiked this trail with my mom. It was a great 1-2 hour hike. Wear good shoes because there are lots of rocks on the trail.

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Winnipeg, Canada
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29 reviews 29 reviews
7 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

If you think this is a 'flip-flop' hike you'd be wrong (although I did see a guy starting off in this flip-flops). That said this a great hike for the moderatly fit

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