Local Hikes: The Bump and Grind Trail
Next time you are staying at The Inn at Deep Canyon, don’t forget to take advantage of all the great hiking in the area. Now is the time to take advantage of being outside when the weather is cool and pleasant. One great trail in the area is the “Bump and Grind” trail, also known as the Mike Schuler Trail Head. The trail is only a mile or two away from the inn and perfect for advanced and beginner hikers alike.
The trail is right behind the Target shopping center off the 111 and couldn’t be easier to find. There is plenty of street parking, no matter how busy it gets there is always a place to park. The trail forks off to two sides, the right side being a more gentle climb while the left side is steeper and more slippery.
Hikers are rewarded by incredible mountain and city views. Climb up the right side of the mountain and you also get a peaceful view of a nearby golf course whose brilliant green grass is perfectly juxtaposed with the rocky mountains. You don’t have to spend your vacation in the gym when you visit the inn. Swim in the pool and go on a hike to see what beautiful Palm Desert has to offer.