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Bump and Grind Trail is a 4 mile heavily 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: 4.0 miles Elevation Gain: 1,105 feet Route Type: Loop

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

skiing

walking

bird watching

running

views

wild flowers

wildlife

no shade

no dogs

Desert hike right off the main drag in Palm Desert. This trail closes for a few months in February.

hiking
no shade
19 days ago

Great trail, so long as you go early enough to avoid peak sun. Steep spots are motivated by a very well maintained trail. I saw multiple trail runners with no issues. The views kept it interesting.

hiking
no shade
27 days ago

Loved it! Plenty of steep areas but easy to stop and rest if needed. A good amount of traffic however easy to navigate around each other. Highly recommend going up to see the cross on the uppermost part of the trial.

walking
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28 days ago

hiking
1 month ago

Warm day bring water

hiking
1 month ago

Easiest accessed hike in the valley. Right behind palm desert target. easy but still solid climb for avid hikers, not so avid hikers may struggle. Go right if you want less of a steep incline.

hiking
1 month ago

As advertised. Walked the steep front half and jogged the second half down. Took us an hour and ten minutes.

1 month ago

good hike, start early

hiking
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rocky
1 month ago

hiking
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rocky
2 months ago

hiking
bugs
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rocky
2 months ago

Sooo Hott it’s 100 degrees out

hiking
2 months ago

Great views!

My favorite quick hike! Go clockwise from the start of the trail for the best work out....a great butt buster!

hiking
no shade
2 months ago

Great day for the hike, a lot of hikers though were not wearing masks during the COVID-19 restrictions. For parts of the bath to be that narrow, it was really inconsiderate for people to ignore the order. Otherwise it’s generally a great hike.

hiking
2 months ago

Nice trail, we have been hiking there for years but I would stay away during COVID. People are not wearing the mandatory masks and get rude when you ask. Narrow path in some spots so no choice but to get close to people. Wait until this virus blows over.

running
no shade
2 months ago

There are 2 routes to this loop. The left trail has steep inclines and is a little rocky. Good workout for walking or running. High traffic hiking spot.

3 months ago

This is usually a good trail for a quick hour of cardio, but I would recommend you stay clear. I have renamed it the Germ Hwy. Unfortunately today's Virus has driven the bored, with no respect for nature, out to the trail. With this.. comes traffic, trash and a trail of selfie taking people who have no trail etiquette. Many more trails to enjoy! Stay safe

hiking
3 months ago

Enjoyed the trail. Nice views of the city and moderately strenuous

hiking
3 months ago

Start on the left for more of a workout. Fun to see the bighorn sheep. Very crowded (not my fav) around noonish. Maybe earlier is better?

hiking
3 months ago

Good hike, just crowded and looks out over a bunch of shopping buildings.

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bugs
rocky
3 months ago

3 months ago

Nice trail with variety of heights and widths if you stay on the trail. We got started on the wrong trail. After about 15 minutes of it narrowing more and more we got to a small ledge and had to make a decision. We turned and went down the way we came to get on the marked trail. The ratings are solid. Don't doubt them or your ability.

hiking
3 months ago

Nice moderate hike with great views!

hiking
3 months ago

Beautiful trail, well marked. But a bit crowded

hiking
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rocky
3 months ago

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