Bump and Grind Trail

MODERATE 42 reviews
#13 of 106 trails in

Bump and Grind Trail is a 3 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Palm Desert, CA that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and trail running and is accessible from October until May. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

3.0 miles 767 feet Loop

dog friendly

hiking

trail running

walking

views

wildlife

Desert hike right off the main drag in Palm Desert.


6 days ago


7 days ago

hiking

This is one of the locals' favorite. is crowded, it has nice panoramic views and gives you a good workout.
There isn't so much to see though, just rocks :)
Do it in clockwise direction


2 months ago


2 months ago

hiking

This is very challenging, no shade, you go straight up. I do like this trail, must wear a hat and have lots of water. Have not made to the very top yet. Some day


3 months ago

I enjoyed it. Great view of the city down below. You don't realize how high you are climbing because the trail snakes around the mountain.


3 months ago


3 months ago

hiking


4 months ago

hiking


4 months ago


4 months ago

hiking

We took the side trail that went straight up, it was very challenging but it was a beautiful view looking over palm desert. The hike back down, was also beautiful and a little crowded but very fun. 10/10 would recommend!


5 months ago


6 months ago

hiking

Good hike, strenuous uphill. Loops around.


6 months ago

hiking

It's can be a strenuous climb if u take the left to go up, the right side is less strenuous. Nice desert views. Less crowded on weekdays. Packed on weekends.
Very good workout. It's a loop. Good hour trail.
Have good trail shoes cos it's sandy and rocky coming down. No cover, no water fountains and no rest rooms. Bring water trail is in the sun.


6 months ago

hiking

Good hike.


6 months ago

The grind part of this trail is not moderate, it's strenuous, but it's over in about 10 minutes. The bump and grind is an excellent conditioning hike, and probably the most popular in the Coachella Valley.


7 months ago

hiking


7 months ago

hiking

Harder then easy. But such a great hike. Especially if you take left trail at the start. 0


7 months ago

hiking

Love, love the Bump and Grind. I'm new to it (have only hiked it 3 times at this writing) but it's my new favorite. People complain about it being crowded. While that's true, as a female hiker who hikes alone, I'm comforted by the many people on this trail. It's such a good workout, people of all ages hike it, it's a perfect trail to jog down which I enjoy doing, and some even jog up it which is impressive. You have the option of going left at the trailhead for a more strenuous ascent or go right and get a very respectable but less steep ascent. This trail is a loop. Once you hike up to the gate, I highly recommend going past the gate and continuing your hike to the summit. It's just an additional 15 minutes more to get to the summit. In doing so, it extends your workout a bit and the view at the top is very pretty. Bring adequate water. There is no seating or water on this trail, nor are there toilets. Park behind Target.


8 months ago

hiking

Fun and quick loop with nice views


9 months ago

geocaching

The experience is challenging at first but worth it to try, great workout!!