Category Archives: Palm Desert Trails

Art Smith Trail Sign Moved

The Bureau of Land Management has moved the Art Smith Trail sign from the original trail location in Dead Indian Canyon to the foot of what locals call the Developers’ Trail.  They have also reinforced the fence used to keep … Continue reading

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Bump n’ Grind Truncated – 4

The Bump and Grind Saga continues. Hiker, Blaine Carian, has has gone to court in an effort to force the California Fish and Game to provide data to support their decision to close the top portion of the Bump and … Continue reading

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Bump n’ Grind Truncated – 3

The saga continues. The California Department of Fish and Game had previously closed a half-mile section of at the top of the trail but their fence was pulled down by hikers. They have vowed to install a more sturdy gate … Continue reading

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Bump n’ Grind Truncated – 2

The top part of the Bump n’ Grind Trail is about to be fenced off. People are getting excited. Read about it here.

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Bump n’ Grind Truncated

The top part of the Bump n’ Grind Trail is about to be fenced off. Read about it here.  

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Bump n’ Grind Trail

The “Bump-n-Grind” trail is probably the most popular trail in the Coachella Valley. The best place to start your hike is on Painter Path Road behind the Desert Crossings shopping center on Highway 111 in Palm Desert CA. You can … Continue reading

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Art Smith Trail

The Art Smith Trail, named for Art Smith, Trail Boss of the Desert Riders, begins in Palm Desert, and links to the west with the Palm Canyon area trails. The art Smith Trail parking lot is off of Highway 74 … Continue reading

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