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Level: Advanced
Length: 3 mi (4.8 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Out & Back
Elevation: +274/ -338 ft
Total: 28 riders

Mountain Biking Bump and Grind / Hop Along

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#462 of 1,003 mountain bike trails in California
#5,565 in the world

Bump & Grind is a fairly wide open trail that starts with some pretty steep climbing with tight switchbacks. After leveling off a bit you have really great bench-cut singletrack through the mountainside with incredible views of the city. It finally turns into a long doubletrack climb to the top of the mountain.

When you get to the top you can take turn back or try the even steeper, more technical Hop Along trail down. Fast in some areas, white knuckle, brake riding in others. Be careful, some areas leave little margin for error.

First added by joetutt on Mar 21, 2011. Last updated Apr 28, 2020. → add an update
Before you go
  • Drinking water: unknown
  • Lift service: unknown
  • Night riding: unknown
  • Pump track: unknown
  • Restrooms: unknown
  • Fat bike grooming: unknown
  • E-bikes allowed: unknown
  • Fee required: unknown
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Getting there
In Palm Desert, take Fred Waring Drive all the way West till you hit the street
Painter's Path. This is right next to the Target Shopping Center. Turn left on
Painter's Path and you'll see a fenced in RC car track on the right hand side.
Park on the road near it and look for the stone trailhead sign.
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  • NationWIDE

    First off - this is a great HIKING trail! Amazing! It is a terrible biking trail. It's not really doable by any means on a bike. There are TONS of hikers. It is steep, lots of rocks, there's nowhere to stop, side drop offs and tight switch backs. I brought the bike and left it on the rack and I hiked this instead. Unless you are well advanced and can catch the trail without any hikers it may be a acceptable trail. For the majority - lace up the hiking boots and leave the bike at home.

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  • joetutt

    Climbs are tough, switchbacks are tight, B&G will test both your skills and your endurance even at it's short 3 miles. Great views, well-maintained but very open. No shade to take a break. Get to the top and choose Hop Along down for an even wilder ride, but hold on and make sure one fingers on the brakes!

    * Review edited 3/21/2011

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