Hiker rescued off popular Palm Desert hiking trail

Fire crew used rope to rescue hiker on steep slope

PALM DESERT, Calif. - A hiker on the bump and grind trail in Palm Desert suffered minor injuries after being rescued off a steep slope Saturday morning,

Cal Fire Riverside County firefighters responded to reports of an ill hiker on the popular trail just after 10:30 a.m. The hiker was rescued by rope after firefighters located the victim 200 feet off the trail on a steep slope.

The hiker was then taken to an area hospital by an ambulance.

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