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nice trail right behind target off of painters path. signs posted to lock car to avoid theft. i didnt have any issues. there are a few trails there to choose from. when you do the bump and grind you can continue around as it does loop back to the same spot. i was not sure and went down the same way i went up and its a bit rough downhill the other aide is more of a gradual decline. enjoy. i did.

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7 days ago

Don't like that you have to worry about your car being broken into . But other then that the trail is enjoyable

Perhaps desert hiking is not my favorite hiking... But this was a well marked trail, heavy sand in the wash area, the ridge route was nice. Couldn't get a view of the valley, as the prohibited area protecting the Big Horn sheep prevented us from peeking over the ridge. I was a bit disappointed.

on Bump and Grind Trail

1 month ago

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

hiking
3 months ago

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

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.

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5 months ago

Great views of the valley with decent climbs and vistas.

hiking
5 months ago

Nice hike up to the cross with excellent views of the valley. Get there early as there is a lot of foot traffic and dogs that are not leashed.

The park closes at 5 to allow for the wildlife to take over, so we were only able to get about 5 miles in, but the trail was beautiful with a nice mix of mountain and desert views. I give it a 10 on the Lenny Pepperbottom "neature" scale.
Take the warning about rattlesnakes serious - about the time we let down our guard we made a new friend crossing our path within a few steps.

Really pretty, with a decent amount of shade