Bump and Grind Trail is a 3.9 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Palm Desert, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from October until May.

DISTANCE
3.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1,108 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

skiing

trail running

walking

views

wild flowers

wildlife

no dogs

Desert hike right off the main drag in Palm Desert.

hiking
1 day ago

Great trail, Go left and get some elevation, Challenging but do-able, Can enjoy the walk/ run down the less steep side on the way back

hiking
10 days ago

Great hike! Recommend doing it clockwise for a good workout but if you want something easier then do it counterclockwise. If you go clockwise, halfway up you can choose to go through Rabbit’s trail. It also leads you to the top but it is very steep.

hiking
11 days ago

Great hike! Great view from the top! Go left at the trail head for a more challenging hike to the top or right for a little less challenging

14 days ago

I love this day hike. It is a good workout to the top! Lots of people if you want to hike with company.

Nice hike right in town. We went for a loop before Thanksgiving dinner, and it was the perfect length/difficulty for the family. Average views but pretty fun for us Seattle folks to see some desert.

16 days ago

I would hike this again!

hiking
17 days ago

Rewarding and a good grind

20 days ago

Great trail. Good views

1 month ago

Go left for the best challenge!!!

1 month ago

Great hike!

3 months ago

I hike every morning..

hiking
4 months ago

The views were just fine - a couple spots that offered decent views of the mountains, but mostly looking down at the city. Not objectively bad but not what I look for in a hike. Relatively easy

trail running
4 months ago

Pretty simple and short trail, easily accessible and extremely crowded in the mornings. the hike is easier when done counterclockwise though, normally you follow it clockwise for the quick elevation gain and the cardio. This is a great running route. the view from the top of the trail gives you a great view of Palm Desert and Indian Wells as well.

5 months ago

Great to get your heart pumping. City views, and pretty busy but still lots of space to yourself. No shade.

5 months ago

My favorite trail in the desert for a good/quick workout. From the trailhead, if you’re wanting better views, go right & loop around. If you’re wanting a killer workout, go left & loop around.

hiking
5 months ago

Crowded, partly an old road. Not pretty. There are many other better trails in the desert.

hiking
6 months ago

This is a great hike! Very easy to navigate. 35-45 minutes to complete. This is a great option to incorporate to your fitness routine. Friendly people as well. Give it a try.

6 months ago

This trail is right off the main road and very popular with people. It is a good challenge up to the top and great views .

7 months ago

I was visiting Palm Desert and wanted to gain some elevation for a view. This was a fun hike with terrific views, glad I chose it.

hiking
7 months ago

My son & I did the loop this morning in about an hour starting about 8:30. Definitely ascend clockwise as the trail is quite craggy. There are many switchbacks to the top but none are too vertical. Completing the loop on the descent the trail is generally wider with fewer rocky steps so it's an easy run to the end. I'm 72 and he is 35. We both agree that on a scale of 1-10 this hike is a 6 for difficulty and a 9 for fun.

7 months ago

Just when you think how easy this is it takes you on a roller coaster ride around and around. Lots of fun and good workout. Ended up on wrong trail going down and disembarked two miles from my car.

hiking
7 months ago

This trail should be rated moderate to strenuous if hiked in a clock-wise direction. The "Grind" portion is quite steep, however it's better to hike up the Grind than down. Good work out hike. Very popular and crowded.

8 months ago

I just love this local trail,

8 months ago

Good but too many people!!

9 months ago

I definitely preferred going clockwise around the loop; that meant I climbed the steepest route and descended the longer, less steep direction.

9 months ago

A vigorous hike with a great view of the valley. A must do hike every time we visit. I see why the locals use it daily.

hiking
9 months ago

This is a great everyday hike. It is also a nice night hike. It is heavily frequented and the trail is clearly marked. The views can be quit beautiful but it is not isolated from the surrounding city.

I always go clockwise but this is the steep way to go up. It’s a loop so anyway you go is good and you won’t get lost. I would highly recommend it to others.

9 months ago

friendly people. nice hike nice views. pretty easy hike.

9 months ago

Great views. A bit more ledges then I prefer. Very brisk walk and everyone along the way has a friendly hello. Everyone along the way is enjoying nature at its best.

9 months ago

Great local hike. Lots of people, views are great. Must do!

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