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Bump & Grind Loop
  • Painter's Path
  • Palm Desert, CA 92260

Wellness and natural wonder go hand in hand in Greater Palm Springs — so it’s no surprise that the Bump & Grind Loop, a moderate 3-mile hike that scales the Northern Santa Rosa Mountains, is one of the oasis’ most popular outings for those with exercise on the mind. On any given day, you’ll see hikers, runners, and even cyclists traversing the steep trail, which climbs approximately 960 feet and intersects several other routes along the way. The workout begins on Painter’s Path, located behind the Desert Crossings shopping center in Palm Desert, with parking available on the paved street. Though you can tackle the loop trail in either direction, clockwise offers a steeper climb up (if you prefer a sharper decline, then head counterclockwise and be sure to wear shoes with good traction). You’ll first take a left on Hopalong Cassidy then continue on to Herb Jeffries, which leads to the ridgeline and will cross an unpaved road — the actual “Bump & Grind” portion of the trail — about 1.25 miles in. At the Mike Schuler Trail, take a hairpin turn to the right and continue for about another mile until you reach the parking area.

Total Distance: 3 miles
Level: Moderate

Hiking Features
  • Distance (mi): 3
  • Distance (km): 4.8
  • Difficulty Score: 16
  • Route Type: Loop
  • Elevation at Trailhead: 218
  • Elevation Gain (+): 960
  • Elevation Loss (-): 952
  • Net Elev +/- (ft): 960
  • Net Elev +/- (m): 293
  • Minimum Elevation: 218
  • Maximum Elevation: 960
  • Elevation Change-lowest point to highest point ft: 742
  • Parking Type: Paved street
  • Location: Northern Santa Rosa Mountains
  • Sub-Location: Palm Desert/Santa Rosa and San Jacinto Mountains National Monument
  • Bikes Allowed:
  • 1 - 5 Miles:
  • Free:
Trail Length
  • 1 - 5 Miles:
Painter's Path
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