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“What a way to view the desert”

Bump and Grind Trail
Ranked #6 of 57 things to do in Palm Desert
Certificate of Excellence
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St. Bees, United Kingdom
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81 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“What a way to view the desert”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2013

Although not fully open (in order to protect the longhorn sheep) this is is still a great hike that is happily very popular with lots of hikers. It is not a difficult hike. The main thing to bear in mind is the heat; so take plenty to drink

Visited September 2013
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Ventura, California
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29 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“bump and grind workout”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2013

This was a really good early morning hike/workout. I didn't think it was that tough (but its definitely uphill for quite aways) or that crowded. Hiked from about 7am to 8:30am on a Saturday. Do have a hat, sunglasses, and water. Nice views and the trail is easy to follow. Check it out when you are in Palm Springs!

Visited September 2013
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Hesperia, California
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56 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Good hike!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2013

What a great view! Hike early, carry water, wear good shoes and watch out for snakes! We saw a HUGE iguana-type lizard. You can hike for miles, or cut it short.

Visited April 2013
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Palm Desert, California, United States
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97 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“Hike? I ride up it....”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 11, 2013

Yes - the Mountain Bike ride starts with a short-but-brutal, 20% grade ascent. Get past the switchbacks and recover your breath with brief rolling terrain, before it gets even STEEPER again! The views are nice and inspiring...so take it all in, while you can.

Why ride up it? Because I shed 2 pounds of pure body fat a week, doing so. But the REAL REASON I ride it is for the sweet downhill reward!

Visited July 2013
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Oak Hills, California
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16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Hot, Hot, Hot!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 26, 2013

Started this trail a little late. 8:30 AM. Lot's of folks on the down trail. That was a big clue. Nonetheless, stuck it out in the blasting desert sun with my sister (50) and young niece (16) and got a good workout. Sweat, sweat, sweat. Nice views of the valley, but no shade. Sidebar note: several really tan joggers on the trail. Making it look easy....

Visited June 2013
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