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Bump and Grind Trail

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Address: Painters Path, Palm Desert, CA

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Nice late afternoon hike.

Just outside of town. This 3 mile hike took us just over an hour and we saw 4 mountain goats near the crest

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Rick N

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Just outside of town. This 3 mile hike took us just over an hour and we saw 4 mountain goats near the crest

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Bump and Grind is a physical challenge. The story goes it was made via use by Patton"s troops working out.

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Kingston, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This is great workout 60-75 minute climb straight up and descend down. Great views of Palm Desert and the valley. Fairly vigorous Bring water and sunscreen.

Thank Tom H
Kenosha, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016

A local hidden trail that is accessed right behind the target in Palm Desert - quite busy in the morning - we went up on the north side and came down on the south side which had some pretty steep cliffs - definitely a must see thing to do and free of course

Thank FiberOptic
Crescent City, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016

My parents live in this area, so we use this trail on almost every visit. Its challenging but very rewarding. I've watched it get more popular and busier through the last 10 years, but it never disappoints and you feel great taking it. Go early in the warmer temps, and take water.

Thank SueDE2012
Cathedral City, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016

The famously popular, I'll say legendary, "Bump and Grind Trail" in the Santa Rosa foothills above Palm Desert, California, is a three mile loop hike of mild to moderate difficultly (dependent on which trail you choose to take and, of course, pace kept) accessible from October until May's end (due to the extremities of desert heat in the summer months)... More 

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West Chester, Pennsylvania, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016 via mobile

Great desert hike, no fee, with good elevation. Get there early, bring water and start to the left of the trail, going in a clockwise fashion. This trail is very dry, so anticipate lots of dust and dirt. Good cardio workout for all ages. Everyone going at there own pace. For a more scenic and interesting trail visit Indian Canyon... More 

Thank PTP86
Spokane, Washington
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

An average hike with fairly decent viewpoints of the Palm Desert and Rancho Mirage areas. Fairly easy going and the trail is in pretty good shape.

Thank 98randallr
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2016 via mobile

I ❤️ the Bump and Grind, it is an hour long hike that requires some stamina to complete. It's around 6500 steps and over 500 calories if you complete it in one hour. Do this hike early in the day as it gets hot and alway take some water with you. You will find all ages on the hill from... More 

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Palm Desert, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

A great hike if you are short on time, it is very popular- get there early. Easy to moderate on incline.

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