Ore Car Mine Area [CLOSED]

MODERATE 9 reviews

Ore Car Mine Area [CLOSED] 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 best used from September until May. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.

6.9 miles
715 feet
Out & Back

dog friendly


horseback riding

mountain biking


The Narrows includes places that are 5ft wide with 100ft high walls. This is a well defined trail that follows a gravel road all the way to the wash. 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. There is a wooden structure which was Anniversary mine (1922-1928) on the right bank if you walk up the steep incline. You can walk through 2 short tunnels that the ore cars followed. A must-do walk through the 2 tunnels.

3 months ago

4x4 needed for this trail during summer months. Trail was gated at the entrance to the canyon. Trail is closed.

4 months ago

It looks like the trail has been closed off at The Narrows since 2016. There is a huge fence barricade with a dozen signs to keep out. Someone said they crawled around the fence, but someone must have reinforced it because there was no way of getting around without climbing a mountain. Total bummer because all the good stuff is past the fence.

5 months ago

Great hike. A little hard to find the actual traihead- it's down in the canyon and gated off with danger signs... After seeing a few people inside, we decided to join by crawling under the fence. The experience was well worth it. Long, narrow canyon winding about a mile with a cool breeze coming through. There was one spot that I needed a boost to get up (short legs) but other than that, a pretty short and easy day hike.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Great night hike, the light for photos is great.

Thursday, April 18, 2013

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.

mountain biking
Tuesday, April 10, 2012

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??

Monday, November 21, 2016

Monday, October 28, 2013

Monday, October 08, 2012