Bump and Grind Trail

#16 of 136 trails in San Bernardino National Forest

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Bump and Grind Trail is a 3.4 mile out and back trail located near Palm Desert, California that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, trail running & walking and is accessible year-round.

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Delah Pickett (104)

2 Completed1 Reviews

I enjoy hiking on this trail. It has lots of elevation so it's good for a workout. It is a busy trail, usually has lots of people in it from very young (elementary school age) to older (retirement age). In many areas it is also very narrow where you may want to scoot over and stand still to let someone pass by.

Karen Groves (106)

3 Completed1 Reviews

D Cunnane (193)

8 Completed8 Reviews

This trail offers a variety of options in difficulty. My husband and I found it to be a fairly challenging run due to some very steep inclines. There is no shade, so you will need sunscreen. Expect sand, rocks, and occasionally narrow paths and large lizards. This trail is pretty popular, so there will be hikers and other runners.

Rachelle Goddin (899)

21 Completed14 Reviews

This trail is definitely more for the workout than the scenery. It has some nice views, but nothing super breathtaking. It looked like it was a popular place for exercise. Coming from a very flat state where hiking steep inclines wasn't the norm, the beginning of this trail killed me. Bring lots of water.

Breanne Watson (150)

9 Completed1 Reviews

Thandi Jenkins (117)

2 Completed2 Reviews

A little difficult going up, without the easy trails but the hike down feels great

Adam Lund (33323)

493 Completed219 Reviews

Our first stop after getting off the plane in Palm Springs, the Bump and Grind trail was a nice leg stretcher after the flight. It's hard to beat for easy access, right off 111 in Palm Desert. With that close in location, some of the views are strip mall parking lots, but higher up it's a bit more scenic.

Philip Villamor (197)

4 Completed5 Reviews

Great workout trail. From the starting point, go left for the strenuous trail. Go right for the moderate trail. There's other trails along the way which you can use to mix it up a bit.

Easily accessed and right next to a shopping plaza. You even get cell phone coverage throughout the trail. I prefer to go early before dawn. It tends to get crowded during the day (which is the only negative for me).

Eduardo Carrasco (213)

3 Completed2 Reviews

Great workout especially the first mile going up up up ... to the sky!! It's busy sometimes, and the women tend to wear a lot of perfume. Parts of the trail a little narrow, good idea to check behind you as there are runners on the trail, especially coming down. Other than that, a great hike!

Justin Terry (186)

1 Completed1 Reviews

The trail map listed on this site is not Bump and Grind. It is the Mike Schuler Trail, Bump and Grind, parts of Herb Jefferies Trail, and parts of Hopalong Cassidy.