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Bump and Grind Trail
Ranked #5 of 60 things to do in Palm Desert
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed November 11, 2013

My friend and I walked this trail yesterday. If you start the loop on the right side, its not too bad going up although it is a steady incline from about halfway up to the top. The trail is wide in some places and as it winds through the hills you get some fantastic views. Once you reach the summit and start back down, the trail gets vary narrow and steep (the left side). We were scrambling in a couple of places. For those that are very fit, and talking to other hikers that were in that category, they like starting the trail from the left. They would rather take the steep incline up for a better workout and then have a more gentle decline on the way back down (the right side). It was a good workout for us. The right side was easy-ish with the left side more in the moderate category. But I would do it again.

1  Thank MissEllie58
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Reviewed November 11, 2013

I was in town visiting my boyfriend who is doing an internship out in palm desert. We parked behind target at the trail head, easy street parking, no issues. You can go either left or right. We chose to left which was the best way because although it is steeper, when going back down around the loop it wasn't steep on the way down and had some nice switchbacks. Left is steep and right is not as steep (just remember what goes up must come back down).Took us about 2 hours to do the loop but we were stopping and taking pictures and taking our time as well. It was wonderful to see so many out exercising.

1  Thank Jenna M
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Reviewed October 23, 2013

Good exercise trail with some great views of Palm Desert. We started behind Target and climbed to the northwest. There are washouts on the trail but it is safe and very passable.

2  Thank WWCJr
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Reviewed October 23, 2013

This is an easy hike up above Palm
Desert. Well maintained trails, great views. Trailhead starts behind Target.

1  Thank johnmF6580MS
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Reviewed October 10, 2013

My daughter, a fitness & health food fanatic, loves the Trail and she really works out, and took our dog (that is in dispute, some say NO but I saw a lot of dogs on leash there with responsible owners, cleaning up after their dogs and NO trouble)

Great workout, and fun. People love our Bump & Grind and I encourage everyone to give it a try~ fabulous!

Thank SoCalSiren
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