Bowl of Fire Trail through Bitter Spring Valley

MODERATE 17 reviews

Bowl of Fire Trail through Bitter Spring Valley is a 8.9 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Overton, Nevada that offers scenic views. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

8.9 miles
1,263 feet
Out & Back

dog friendly




no shade

5 months ago

Amazing views. Few signs, so it’s easy to be lost on the trail. GPS is absolutely necessary to stay on the trail. Some strenuous points; dangerous for those with fear of high.

7 months ago

really incredible area full of unique rock formations. The trail shown here on Alltrails is wrong and so is the distance. if you try to follow it on GPS it will take you some very odd places including over an 80 foot spill on the north side... You can see it on the topo. I parked at the east end of the trail and hiked cpujnter clockwise, making a loop using the road. Have a GPS if you visit here.. It's very remote and confusing and you will most likely be the only one there. since the trail shown on this app was so wrong (notice how straight some parts are) I advise to research your route online. there is a different trail map that shows an actually navigatable route that I found later. trail is not marked and is more just a way to navigate the maze. it is a maze. I was afraid of getting stuck after dark because following washes seems Like a good idea until they get too narrow nd high on the sides and the spills too steep and then you have to backtrack for miles but that's what makes it fun right?

9 months ago

amazing hiking trail, similar to the valley of fire but more secluded. i was the only one on the trail in August. there is so much to explore here! i spent 6 hours going through a maze of sandstone cliffs. perfect for bouldering. you do need to conserve some energy for the hike back though plenty of shade. highly recommend!

10 months ago

Great hike, bring plenty of ware, bring a camer, lots of great shots, watch for snakes.

Monday, April 03, 2017

So I drive a Kia Soul and tried to off road this, we didn't get stuck but I wouldn't recommend it. You can park off the highway and hike back. It doesn't add that much time to the hike and the Bowl of Fire is like a 15-minute hike from the trailhead. There is some bouldering but if you're in decent shape you can do it. I wear a prosthetic leg and managed fine. It's definitely worth it. I recommend bringing a good camera if you have one because it's very picturesque. There's also not much of trail once you get back there so you can just explore.

Wednesday, April 06, 2016

This is a great hike with varying difficulties. Reaching the trail head is a hike in itself, this took about an hour from driving off road until we decided to park on some solid ground. The various hiking elements varied from red sand to a slight boulder climb to continue on. Recommend GPS due to the unmarked paths and easily confusing scenery that can turn you around.

Tuesday, July 08, 2014

Very neat single-day destination hike. We drove up a jeep road and into a wash to get closer to the bowl, then we hiked up the small canyon/drainage for when it rains, this leads directly into the bowl and you cannot miss it. It is the best way to get into the bowl if you have a vehicle you are comfortable driving in the wash. I recommend studying some local maps and a good GPS if you are going to drive up the jeep roads.

Friday, January 24, 2014

Very nice hike, but the trail is not well defined. Getting in the bowl can be a little tricky for old guys. Bring a pair of gloves if you try climbing the left side. The rock colors are beautiful with lots of cool formations. Bring a lunch and carry it out!

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