3.5 miles
Distance
232 ft
Climb
-1,628 ft
Descent
00:25:58
Avg time

Rat Pac Details

  • Riding area
  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • Trail type
    Singletrack
  • Bike type
    AM
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical rating
    Hard
  • Season
    All year
  • TTFs on trail
    Drop, Jump
  • Ride in rain
    Yes
  • Global Ranking

Rat Pac Trail is a 4-mile downhill fast, swoopy trail with exciting gravity drops, jumps, a gravity bowl, various skinnies, ladders, and a few pucker-inducing features, including the infamous Rock - an elevated ladder-to-boulder with severe consequence. The trail has hard and easy lines and is well marked, there are structure options for more advanced riders. The trail is accessed from Roslyn/Cle Elum using a logging road climb (or longer options with mostly singletrack) leading to great views from slickrock on the top of Roslyn Ridge into the Teanaway valley.

This trail is only 90 minutes from Seattle and local lodging is cheap. It's worth spending a weekend in Cle Elum or Roslyn to ride this trail.

Access Info

Two options: From eastbound I-90 take exit 84 and follow the exit road directly down the hill into Cle Elum coming to the Cle Elum flagpole park which will see on your left, at the first light. You may park there in the parking lot on either side of the grass picnic area. Peddle to the north end of the park and you will see 2nd street. Peddle on across Second Street to enter the Coal Miners Trail which is slightly northwest of park after you cross 2nd street. Follow along up the Coal Miners Interpretive trail until you come to the first working road (also known as Alliance or Shaft Street, not #5 Mine Rd) which crosses the trail and turn north (or take a right) and you are on your way to rat pac trail.

From eastbound I-90, take the Roslyn exit and head toward Roslyn on Bullfrog Road where you will come to two roundabouts. Take the second roundabout which will direct you toward Cle Elum. You will come to Alliance Road on your left just before you enter Cle Elum (and across from the high school, take a left there. You will come to the first yellow gate - mentioned in the new directions posted below and you may park there and begin your ride.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Rat Pac mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -1,396 ft
  • Altitude min
    2,025 ft
  • Altitude max
    3,425 ft
  • Altitude start
    3,425 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,029 ft
  • Grade
    -7.522%
  • Grade max
    -75.143%
  • Grade min
    31.834%
  • Distance climb
    2,747 ft
  • Distance down
    2.8 miles
  • Distance flat
    793 ft
  • Avg time
    00:25:58
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on Oct 10, 2016
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Avg: 3.35 (7 votes)

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Rat Pac Trail Reports

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Oct 10, 2016 @ 9:17am
Oct 10, 2016
Pretty much all the wood structures have been torn down :( A few left and a few natural features and jumps still there to have fun.
Sep 11, 2016 @ 9:05pm
Sep 11, 2016
reporter It is fun but it is a bit overgrown so be prepared to get hit in the head by sticks and branches.
Jun 8, 2016 @ 9:53pm
Jun 8, 2016
Fast and fun
May 22, 2016 @ 12:00pm
May 22, 2016
Rode the bottom half of trail starting from the top of Summit View Rd. trail is clear with only a couple small branches at chest level. Fast and...
May 13, 2016 @ 8:18pm
May 13, 2016
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May 13, 2016 @ 8:21pm
May 13, 2016
Rat Pac, Snoqualmie

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1 Review & Comments

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flag north-shore-king (Apr 12, 2016 at 11:02)
 Road Rat pac Sunday APR 10 and it was great.
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