3.6 miles
77 ft
-1,448 ft
Avg time

Rat Pac Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Cle Elum
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Blue (2 votes)
  • Trail Type
  • Bike Type
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
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  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
  • Season
    All year
  • Dogs Allowed
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on Trail
    Drop, Jump
  • Ride in Rain
  • Global Ranking
    #3742 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #56833 in Trail Running
    • #37594 in Hiking
  • Local Popularity
    100 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

Trail has been heavily impacted by logging and mastication. Work parties are clearing mastication debris and when moisture comes, repairs to the tread will start. In the meantime the trail is fully rideable and weekday closures have ended.

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

The best ways to access Rat Pac are:

From Cle Elum:

Park at the Coal Mine trailhead or Flag Pole Park and ride the Coal Mine trail to Alliance Rd. or to Roslyn. You can also park in the big circle at the end of Alliance Road. From Alliance Rd. you can go through/around the gate at the top of the road and climb up to the Ridge followling the "Rat Pac Climb" shown on the map. Be on the lookout for trucks that also use this road. It's a steep climb. If you ride to Roslyn, ride through town on Washington, right on N. 3rd Street and ride over to the trailhead on N. 6th St. Ride the "Alaska Alley Access Rd." to "Ewok" (the sign will say "Woody's" which is the trail name in the Roslyn Urban Forest). Climb Ewok to the Ridge, then take "Paul's Trail" over to Rat Pac. This is a longer but much better experience compared to riding the gravel road.

From Roslyn:

Park at Runje Field/Pioneer Park in Roslyn. It's a short ride over the the Alaska Alley Trailhead to Ewok (called "Woody's" in the Roslyn Urban Forest) to the Ridge. Take Paul's trail over to Rat Pac. Please DO NOT park at the Alaska Alley Trailhead.

If you previoously parked at CoalTrax/SummitView Rd. - CoalTrax is closed and SummitView Rd. is being relocated. The whole area is a big construction zone and it's not recommended that you park here. Please do not climb SummitView Rd. to the Ridge. This is a private road and the owners have asked cyclists to not use the road.

Flagpole Park Parking: 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. Pedal to the north end of the park and you will see 2nd street. Pedal 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.

For Roslyn parking, there is ample street parking all around Runje Field/Pioneer Park where is a short pedal to the Alaska Alley Trail. Please DO NOT park at the start of the Alaska Alley Trail.

Local Trail Association
Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for Rat Pac mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -1,372 ft
  • Altitude min
    2,053 ft
  • Altitude max
    3,425 ft
  • Altitude start
    3,425 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,054 ft
  • Grade
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  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    1,152 ft
  • Distance down
    3 miles
  • Distance flat
    407 ft
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on Aug 27, 2023
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      Rat Pac Trail Reports

      Aug 27, 2023 @ 3:02pm
      Aug 27, 2023
      Moon dust top half. A little firmer lower but very dry. Fun trail with some fast sections! Should be great after some rain.
      Aug 20, 2023 @ 8:20am
      Aug 20, 2023
      Trail ends at 3.3 or so as the rest is part of a development that is in works.
      Aug 4, 2023 @ 8:25am
      Aug 4, 2023
      Coming up from Cle Elum there's development which we rode thru on the way to summit road, which is labeled private and where there's a gate you...
      Jun 24, 2023 @ 3:18pm
      Jun 24, 2023
      Upper half running great. The wooden wall-ride/berm just after The Rock is missing a couple slats at the end of it.
      Jun 20, 2023 @ 1:07pm
      Jun 20, 2023
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