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Bump and Grind Trail

Painters Path, Palm Desert, CA
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Distress time

Love this trail. Sometimes it can get really busy but still enjoy it weather is for getting out of... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Monica G
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Our "go to" trail

You can make it easy or hard. We don’t even attempt it in the summer months. Lots of folks... read more

Reviewed 22 May 2017
Palm Desert, California
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“great hike” (23 reviews)
“great workout” (15 reviews)
“bring water” (17 reviews)
Painters Path, Palm Desert, CA
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Love this trail. Sometimes it can get really busy but still enjoy it weather is for getting out of the house or working out purposes. Just love the after feeling of a goid workout specially if you take the left side wich is alot more...More

Thank Monica G
Reviewed 22 May 2017

You can make it easy or hard. We don’t even attempt it in the summer months. Lots of folks sometimes but who cares. Enjoy the hike and the views.

Thank FasTxn
Reviewed 22 May 2017

Don't go if you don't know how to hike in our desert. And then don't go alone.Take plenty of water and a medical kit.

Thank Patrick D
Reviewed 22 May 2017

Great trail for a couple hour hike, not too difficult and nice views of the valley. As always when hiking in the desert, be sure to bring along your sunscreen and water.

Thank getaklu
Reviewed 19 May 2017 via mobile

We were spoiled by our other hikes. We could not believe how many people were on this trail. It was a nice trail in the sun. Be sure to wear a hat and bring water and sunscreen. The trail was not too difficult.

Thank OSU S
Reviewed 12 May 2017 via mobile

Not as crowded as I expected from tthe reviews. Did twice during week stay in early May 2017. First time took more difficult left path and didn't find it too difficult. Great way to get heart rate up but not an issue to stop and...More

Thank TravellerEMS
Reviewed 19 April 2017

A great trail but get there early because of the heat. Bring water. Good for beginners and those that want to go for a run. Views are great!

Thank Stephanie B
Reviewed 12 April 2017

This trail is definitely a workout and if you have bad knees, you may want to wear braces and use hiking poles, but the view is so worth it! Not a trail to do in the summer for sure though.

Thank EYturralde
Reviewed 12 April 2017

The bump and grind trail is a great place to get in shape and enjoy the best views of the entire valley. I hiked it 4 days of our trip and it was worth it. It takes about an hour and it kicks your behind....More

1  Thank Jimc92270
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Not too difficult, a nice leisurely hike with my girlfriend. It can be taken at a faster pace for a solid incline workout. The view from the top is great.

Thank Michael A
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It was suggested we hike up the right side trail as it would be the least difficult, but I just read a review that said " the right side is more narrow and difficult to navigate going down and so recommend doing the hike clockwise" ..are there multiply hikes or just one circular? What are their distances and approximate time to do? We plan to arrive around 1:00-2:00 this afternoon.
1 February 2017|
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Response from CaseyKrem | Reviewed this property |
I was the one who originally made the clockwise suggestion. The path is well marked and a lot of people on it even tho it was a weekday. I was delighted to hear that I was not the only one who preferred the clockwise hike.
Where is the start of the trail
12 January 2017|
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Response from Faye v | Reviewed this property |
Off Painters Path behind the shopping mall in Palm Desert. It's literally in the city.
Are dogs allowed on this trail
10 December 2016|
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Response from Faye v | Reviewed this property |
I have taken my dog on this trail not knowing for sure. Someone told me they weren't allowed. I did see other dogs though. Definitely keep on leash.