There’s some kind of treasure hidden inside this Gerudo-only obstacle course, but what is it? You’ll have to survive all the trials if you want to find out…
You’ll start off in a room with three lion heads framing three doors. The one in the center will take you to the treasure room, but there’s a maze with a series of locked doors and you’ll need to find Small Keys in order to get to the prize. This guide will take you clockwise through the maze, so head to the left door.
The first trial is simple: defeat two Stalfos within a 1 minute, 30 second time limit and you’ll earn a Small Key.
In the next room, you’ll find a series of corridors. Giant boulders roll down the ones to either side, making it dangerous to enter, and jets of flame shoot up at various junctures. Wallmasters also fall from the ceiling at intervals, meaning you have to keep moving to avoid getting grabbed. You need to collect five Silver Rupees before the time limit runs out in order to proceed.
The locations of the Rupees are as follows:
Longshot up to the ledge and proceed through the door and you’ll enter a room full of Wolfos, two white, the other two normal. They’re not too much of a challenge - you’ve fought their kind before. If you have the Silver Gauntlets, you can move the giant block at the far end of the room to find a secret chamber containing a Small Key (in a hidden chest that you’ll need the Lens of Truth to see), but you don’t need it - it’s just an extra in case you open an incorrect door later on.
After you’ve taken care of the Wolfos, scan the wall on the right using your Lens of Truth. You’ll see that part of the wall is fake, and there’s a Longshot target and a passage behind it leading to the next room.
This one’s simple - drop down to the lower floor, stand on the rotating circular platform in the center of the room, and shoot the statue in its eyes with your Fairy Bow. The eyes are positioned at various heights, so you’ll have to adjust your aim as each one passes by. After you’ve struck all of the eyes, a chest containing a key will appear on the statue’s pedestal, so jump over and grab it.
Back on the upper level, a door will unseal that you can reach by using the Scarecrow’s Song when Navi floats up and turns green. Proceed through the door and you’ll find another Small Key.
Fire-based enemies patrol the room - Keese and Torch Slugs. Defeat them all, then pound the totem pole to the northeast - the one at the left side of the far wall, based on the direction you were facing when you entered - and step on the floor switch there to lower the ring of fire surrounding the chest in the center of the room long enough to retrieve the Small Key.
This next room has five more Silver Rupees, but this time they’re scattered about a lake of fire. Not even the Goron Tunic can protect you from this lava should you touch it, so take care not to fall. To get the Silver Rupees:
This will open a door leading to the seventh trial. Before you go, however, approach the highest ledge and play the Song of Time to summon a stairway of Time Blocks that you can use to climb up to another Small Key.
Approach the Time Blocks in the center of the room and play the Song of Time to make them disappear. Then drop down into the water below with both your Zora Tunic and Iron Boots equipped to sink down into the whirlpool. There are five more Silver Rupees here, and you’ll need to use your Longshot and your swimming techniques to get them all:
A chest will appear back on the surface, so float up and climb out of the water to grab it!
Return to the lava room and head down the passage to the left and you’ll find a room full of monsters - Dinolfos and a Beamos. You only have a limited time to defeat them all so that you can escape the room and earn a key for your trouble. Take out the Beamos first so you’re free to fight the Dinolfos one-by-one. They’re more or less a more advanced version of the Lizalfos, and you’ll only encounter them here and in Ganon’s Tower. Defeating them will unbar the door and give you another Small Key.
Entering the next door will take you back to the lion head chamber at the entrance. Now that you have a bunch of keys, head down the center lion’s head door to enter the maze of keys. At first you’ll have a choice: left or right? Choose the left path - if you head down to the right you’ll run into a dead-end, wasting a pair of keys in the process. Fortunately there are two extra keys hidden here in case you mess up, but I’m sure you’d rather not force yourself to use them.
Through the first door on the left, you can actually climb up the grating into a fake ceiling (which you can see right through with the Lens of Truth) to reach a hidden chamber containing one of the extra keys. Otherwise just follow the trail of locked doors until you reach the center of the room, where you’ll find a big treasure chest containing the Ice Arrows!
Ocarina of Time screenshots courtesy of AceofSuns. Screenshots will eventually be replaced with 3DS version images, which are not presently available for hopefully obvious reasons.