Mouse's Tank Trail

EASY 20 reviews
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Mouse's Tank Trail is a 0.8 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Overton, NV that offers scenic views and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and scenic driving and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

0.8 miles 82 feet Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

scenic driving

views

bugs

no dogs

Scenic drive at the Valley of Fire. This is a scenic drive from White Domes to Mouse's Tank.

hiking
5 months ago

Three words "Mystical Bat Women"

5 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

Very easy trail with great views of historic petroglyphs. I went on this walk with my 8 year old son. It was both fun and easy and ended with a view down into a small hidden valley.

6 months ago

Very short little walk really. I wouldn't call this a hike :) on the way in I was enjoying scenery around me. At the end I wanted more so we climbed and explored further back. Well worth it. Then coming back we finally started finding petroglyphs. First just a couple then we ended up seeing hundreds! So easy and children would really love this one!

hiking
8 months ago

One of the better hikes in the park. Most visitors only do a third of it and then turn around. This is a loop, and I highly recommend you do the entire trail. Great vista views in the second half.

hiking
8 months ago

Look up to locate the beautiful petroglyphs. Stop by the board at the trailhead to see the petroglyph interpretations. The water "tank" at the end is not the main attraction. And remember to bring water--this is the desert. The majority of tourists that come to the park are ill-prepared with inappropriate shoes and no water.

10 months ago

Lots of petroglyphs including more "Mystical Bat Women" than I have seen anywhere else!

hiking
10 months ago

hiking
1 year ago

hiking
1 year ago

The petroglyphs were cool, the "tank" of water at the end was OK. Bring a hydration pack, it's hot and sandy!

hiking
1 year ago

Short, sandy hike. Has some cool petroglyphs along the trail.

hiking
1 year ago

Great, short hike to the Mouse's tank, which is a nature pothole where water during some seasons of the year collects. Petroglyphs are found along the trail through Petroglyph Canyon. Well-marked trail.

Legend has it that a rebellious Piute Indian name Little Mouse, used this canyon as his "hideout." It's believed that he would leave the canyon to get or steal food and goods from local farmers then retreat back to this canyon. For more info and pictures of the Mouse's Tank and other hikes in Valley of Fire State Park, visit, http://www.yourhikeguide.com/valley-fire-state-park/

hiking
1 year ago

Short, sandy trail surrounded by beautiful red rocks; for us, the fun was in getting off the trail hiking amongst the rocks. Enjoyed it so much we returned for a second day during a one-week visit to the Vegas area.

hiking
1 year ago

Quick and short hike, but very neat. Awesome petroglyphs and rock formations. This is a good one for kids.

hiking
2 years ago

Good little easy hike with kids. Toddler made the trek just fine. Very sandy, lots of interesting things to see and explore.

hiking
3 years ago

This is a really easy trail. Lots of soft sand and petroglyphs. The tank isn't anything spectacular, but it's still a nice walk. The animals come out in the afternoon! We saw about a dozen big horns on our last trip.

hiking
3 years ago

This trail follows a sandy/rocky wash. Along the way, you can see several examples of Indian Rock Art. Mouse's Tank was completely dry when I visited it.

hiking
4 years ago

Busy, busy, lots of foot traffic due to it's ease and proximity to the visitor's center. Lovely scenery and cool deep red sand to walk in. Stay on the trail, don't mark on the walls, and dump the sand out of your shoes before you get back in the car.

walking
4 years ago

Loved it. Like walking on the beach. Very easy and beautiful!!! Can't wait to take the kids and dog back.

walking
5 years ago

great little senic walk,,,,,,