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Bump and Grind Trail

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Address: Painters Path, Palm Desert, CA
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Great workout - you can go faster or slower depending on the type of workout you're looking for. In the summer It can get very crowded in the early mornings before it gets too... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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Palm Desert, California
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Palm Desert, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great workout - you can go faster or slower depending on the type of workout you're looking for. In the summer It can get very crowded in the early mornings before it gets too hot. During the winter season every morning is pretty busy with the weekends crowded between 7-9 am. Almost everyone on the trail is very courteous!

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Thank Luv2skiid
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Loved this hike, relatively easy trails but scenic and met a lot of interesting people along the way. Fun to take a pic under the cross, makes it more meaningful when you view it from downtown.

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Thank StanSchneller
THOUSAND OAKS, CA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a must hike if visiting Palm Desert. The views are fabulous at the top. Pretty easy hike for teens / adults. Would not take kids under 6 on the hike. Bring plenty of water and your camera. You won't be disappointed. This is a great family work out.

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Thank TOOTMOLLY
Palm Desert
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is the best know hikiing trail in the Palm Springs Area Gov't is always messing with the distance Ask locals where the latest trailhead is. Outstanding views Great Climb BRING WATER!!

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Thank chipper1251
Palm Desert, California
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27 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A very popular morning hike. The actual trail is barren desert, not that attractive but does give some amazing views of Palm Desert/Rancho Mirage. It is a trail you are greeted by most everyone passing by. Fun to meet your friends, hike, then stop by Starbucks or the Juice Bar to relax. This is an awesome trail to start getting... More 

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Milan, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016

not the most interesting hike, but it does have a subtly majestic view. but the most interesting aspect is the chance to say hello, howdy, smile and chat with others on the trail. this could be an aspect appreciated by all the lone hikers out there like me who wouldn't mind having some social interaction. coffee shops, bars, supermarkets -... More 

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Thank lisa m
Palm Desert, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

This is a popular trail for it's steep terrain but offers 2 trails. Upon approach to the right, it offers a more sweeping trail to the top. To the left is more extreme and difficult. Both offer a great workout. with a quick pace I make it to the top plateau and back in 90 minutes

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Winters, California, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

I hike the Bump and Grind every time I am in Palm Desert. It's not the most beautiful hike, nor the most isolated, but it is satisfying. I always go to the left at the start and follow the bottom of the Hop a long Cassidy and then up the steep section, in a clockwise direction, then back down on... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2016 via mobile

We went up on Jeffries which bothered me a lot more than my hubby. The elevation & steepness but ended up on bump n grind which seemed much easier. Good workout.

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Palm Desert, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016

This is the standard exercise trail for most of the Palm Desert locals. You will always find a crowd, which is great if you are single and looking to mingle. Friendly people and the nice desert vibe. It is all uphill so be ready to sweat and puff. Do not forget your water. Go in early morning, especially if you... More 

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