Ore Car Mine Area is a 6.9 mile out and back trail located near Overton, Nevada and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, horses, and mountain biking and is accessible from September until May. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.
The Narrows have places onlt 5ft wide with 100ft high walls This is a well defined trail as you are following a gravel road all the way to the wash. Then when you walk down into the BIG wash go right. Follow the wash until it looks like it dead ends and that is where the Narrows begins. Along the way you will see a few mine shafts. When you get to the place where thier is a wooden structure which was Anniversary mine (1922-1928) on the right bank if you walk up that steep incline you can walk throught 2 short tunnels that the ore cars followed. A must do walk through the 2 tunnels. You can make this into a loop hike but that will be added at a later date. I dont think you can get a horse all the way through the Narrows as 1 place where thier is a rock to climb over I don't think a horse could go. But you could give it a try. Other then that a horse could go anywhere else up to that point.
Great night hike, the light for photos is great.
Drove past the ore car mine sign into the lower canyon and parked there. Went on a Monday, if you seem the movie the hills have eyes, it felt like that with not a soul around. All the mine shafts were block by fences, but you could get around if you wanted. None if the mine shafts look stable. The narrows were a great hike, twisting and turning within 3-5 ft wide rock trails was fun. Straight out of a Indiana jones movie. You can mine/ excavate dirt to look for gems, but no professional equipment.
We parked around the trailhead & rode up 2 the mine.. Fairly easy ride up & the way down was really good- we entered the old mine & must have walked over a thousand yards/ the mine is well defined & solid, well preserved - we saw mine shafts with ladders but didn't have any rope on us so only went about 30 up- ladders are is good condition but of course no mine is safe.. We found beer cans that are from the 70s or 80s with the old pop tops that were preserved (I posted 2 cans of Budweiser on the wall just right @ the front of mine) (4-8-12) we smoked a blunt in the mine & headed back to trailhead.. Really good & easy mine -- does any1 know if we can post pics??