Bump and Grind Trail

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Bump and Grind Trail
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Dirk P
Roseland, NJ5 contributions
Family Hike
Jul 2021
Terrific views. It was a challenge for our 10-year-old daughter. She does not enjoy physical activity as much as the others. Once she got to the summit and the remainder was downhill, she was fine. We got there at 7:30 am in July and should have been there an hour earlier based on the temperatures.
Written July 4, 2021
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John M
Dallas, TX6 contributions
Good for all skill levels
May 2021
Great hike for all skill and fitness levels. Easy to complete in just a couple hours. The couple we were with are not experienced hikers or very outdoorsy, but they had little problem completing it and had a good time. Take water! Hot, wide open with no shade available.
Written May 24, 2021
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Linda Y
Frisco, TX4,184 contributions
Desert Hike
Apr 2021
We were looking for a Palm Desert hike that we could complete in a few hours, and the Bump and Grind Trail seemed to fit the bill. It was near our resort, had good reviews, and was free. We parked on the road near the trailhead, located behind the Desert Crossing Shopping Center. Following signs that said Mike Schuler Trail to the lower Bump and Grind, we headed right as the left slope appeared quite steep. You can’t get lost. The trail is well-marked and well-trafficked. Overall, I found this desert hike barren (no wildflowers, no vegetation) and not very scenic until we got near the top. We did enjoy the views of Larry Ellison’s private estate and golf course Porcupine Creek, as well as beautiful Palm Desert below. A local advised that part of the trail (the left steep section) was closed Feb 1 – April 30 due to the bighorn sheep mating season. We decided to retrace our steps back and anyway, we had enough of the grind by this time. It was hot and there is no shade. Bring water. Leave the kids at home unless they are good little hikers because there are narrow sections with steep drops and slippery gravel/rocks. We did not have trekking poles, but they might come in handy for the very steep section if you come down that way.
Written May 9, 2021
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Dan
Hudson River Valley, NY37 contributions
Not for warm or hot days
May 2021 • Couples
A really sweet but challenging hike in warmer weather. Had to turn around. Wish I had tried this first thing in the morning or after sunset. It’s steep and no shade
Written May 4, 2021
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ccreese
Portland, OR126 contributions
Easy family hike
Mar 2021
THis was a great late evening hike. I would suggest you go up the steep side and come down the switchback side. We did the opposite and it was a challenge coming down the steep side. Gorgeous views at sunset once you get to the top.
Written March 30, 2021
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RknRon
Madison, WI1,749 contributions
As challenging as you want
Mar 2021 • Couples
This is a salad hiking trail for the novice to the expert as you can turn around and retrace your steps to whatever level of difficulty you would like. If you do the entire loop going down the steepest part can be challenging for those with me issues. You may want to call up the steep aside and have a more casual downhill experience. The views are great!
Written March 10, 2021
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Robby G C
Toronto, Canada78,235 contributions
Enjoying the mountains
Feb 2020
We went for the mountains.

I had never seen so many people hiking. We walked up to mountains.

There were rocks and some boulders,

The best of it all we could see everything : Mountains, plants and flowers, the city and way more.

We had our exercises!
Written December 16, 2020
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Ligaya72
Los Angeles122 contributions
Get there early
Jul 2020
Very little shade, so get there early. Great views of the valley, just off the 111, good neighborhood.
Written September 12, 2020
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Robby G C
Toronto, Canada78,235 contributions
Hiking a mountain
Jan 2020
I had never seen so many people to hike on a mountain that would take 4 miles. No cars at all!

We had some beautiful views.

We saw the city from the mountain

We even saw golf club and a nursery for flowers and plants. Wow!

Everybody were friendly.

I also enjoyed the mountains nearby. Beautiful. One of the mountains had ice.

This is a must see.

P.S. Take the left to start your trek. You will not have problems with gravel. It is very slippery.

Otherwise we had a great time, even if it was a hike of 4 miles.

A must see!
Written April 30, 2020
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Martin S
Cranford, NJ1,530 contributions
Go early and Go Left to Start
Mar 2020 • Couples
This hike was highly recommended by everyone I spoke with on local hikes. It’s free and there was plenty of street parking.

We were told to go early but got a late start and wound up going after lunch. It was more crowded. Word is to go left on the way out (steeper side) and come down on the right side. So that’s what we did. It got noticeably steeper about half way up so we took a break and sat for awhile. During the break we saw a number of people having a hard time getting down the mountain, mostly due to the footing. Seeing this, we decided to shorten our hike and proceed down. it was easy going down the right side from mid mountain.

Views were very enjoyable and we will go again to conquer the full hike up.
Written March 20, 2020
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