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Address: Painters Path, Palm Desert, CA
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Beautiful views and good workout

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 25, 2015
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Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW 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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29 reviews 29 reviews
8 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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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
20 helpful votes 20 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

beautiful view from this very well used trail… quite steep -- don't take your seniors or your small children… took about 2 hours to complete - and we weren't strolling….

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Oxford, Ohio
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23 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

This was a great hike. Positives * Easy access from Palm Desert. Can park on the street behind Target * Good views * Great workout up some steep trails Negatives * Trail can be tight and slopes are steep. Hint * This is a loop. Starting to the left results in a steep climb up and less steep walk down.... More 

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Surrey, Canada
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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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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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26 attraction reviews
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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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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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