“A short and sweet trail to a small mountain lake; with a name like Rat Lake, it's gotta be good.
— Jason Frounfelker
No restrictions; there are free range cattle in the area, if you open a closed gate, please close it behind you.
You can drive to the Rat Lake Trailhead for a short route to Rat Lake or park closer to the highway and extend your run by heading up Squaw Creek Rd.
At the trailhead, there is a short, steep singletrack section where the road has fallen away from the hillside. After that, you are back on dirt road up to the lake.