Bump and Grind Trail

MODERATE
#15 of 114 trails in San Bernardino National Forest
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.

3.0 miles 767 feet Loop
hiking trail running walking views wildlife
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Desert hike right off the main drag in Palm Desert.

Sherri Branaman
8 days ago

1 Completed1 Reviews

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.

Ron Brady
17 days ago

1 Completed2 Reviews

Ron Brady
17 days ago

1 Completed2 Reviews

Zara Rolon
1 month ago

14 Completed2 Reviews

Omar Bonilla
1 month ago

1 Completed1 Reviews

jensen smith
1 month ago

2 Completed3 Reviews

jensen smith
1 month ago

2 Completed3 Reviews

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!

Rachel Perez
3 months ago

3 Completed1 Reviews

Katelyn Kavanagh
3 months ago

1 Completed1 Reviews

Good hike, strenuous uphill. Loops around.

Manon Keeley
3 months ago

2 Completed2 Reviews

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.

Roland Cody
3 months ago

1 Completed1 Reviews

Good hike.

Mike Codner
3 months ago

2 Completed2 Reviews

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.

Brant V.
4 months ago

Brant V.
4 months ago

Dominic Ciceeo
4 months ago

2 Completed2 Reviews

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

D. S.
4 months ago

5 Completed4 Reviews

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.

Dallas Thompson
5 months ago

5 Completed5 Reviews

Fun and quick loop with nice views

Zulay F.
7 months ago

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

Stuart Z
7 months ago

63 Completed44 Reviews

Great panorama views of the private golf course and Palm Springs but pretty much just rough rocks and sand all the way up. Trail isn't clearly marked.

Diane Parker
7 months ago

6 Completed5 Reviews

Great trail but lots of people since it is a local favorite. Lots of travels branch off to make hike longer. Good vertical, not sure why it's listed as easy!