Highly rated and wildly popular, the Bump and Grind Trail is arguably the best and most rewarding hiking trail in the entire Palm Springs area!
Arguably one of the most popular local hiking trails in the greater Palm Springs area, the Bump and Grind Trail is a moderate difficulty trail that runs throughout the Santa Rosa and San Jacinto Mountains National Monument. The trail is approximately 3.9 miles long and is available for both hiking and mountain biking. The trail is one of the most popular trails in the area and is often heavily occupied, with the busiest months coinciding with cooler weather from October until May. Unfortunately, your furry four-legged friends will have to stay at home, as they are not allowed on this trail.
While the fact that the Bump and Gring trail is incredibly popular and usually heavily populated may be off putting for some, if you’re willing to wade through the crowds, the rewards will certainly be worth it! With the trail winding through the National Monument, there are a number of incredible opportunities for beautiful views of the surrounding mountains and vistas, and there are also a number of beautiful wildflowers that grow all around the pathways. The trail also opens up in sections and provides spectacular views of the Palm Springs area below, and if you combine this with the morning sunrise, there are simply no better views on the entire west coast!
The access point to the Bump and Grind Trail is located on Painter’s Path in Palm Desert. Painter’s Path is located right behind the Target store at 72549 CA-111, and this appears to be the main entry point, with many of the older trailheads in residential areas having more restricted access.
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