4 miles
Distance
140 ft
Climb
-1,534 ft
Descent
00:25:22
Avg time

Rat Pac Details

  • Riding area
    Cle Elum / Roslyn
    Roslyn, Washington
  • 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
    -1,394 ft
  • Altitude min
    2,037 ft
  • Altitude max
    3,431 ft
  • Altitude start
    3,431 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,037 ft
  • Grade
    -7.51%
  • Grade max
    -28.453%
  • Grade min
    18.001%
  • Distance climb
    2,286 ft
  • Distance down
    3 miles
  • Distance flat
    990 ft
  • Avg time
    00:25:22
  • Avg reverse time
    00:00:43
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on Oct 22, 2017
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Avg: 3.85 (13 votes)

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Rat Pac Trail Reports

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Oct 22, 2017 @ 2:15pm
1 days
Snow up top.
Sep 23, 2017 @ 9:26pm
Sep 23, 2017
Trails now open.
Aug 28, 2017 @ 10:27am
Aug 28, 2017
reporter Jolly Mountain Fire is spreading. Trails closed for firefighting!
Jul 10, 2017 @ 2:50pm
Jul 10, 2017
I also missed the sharp left to stay on the trail, and ended up on the climb. Went back to do it again as lower section is a ton of fun. ...
Jul 4, 2017 @ 2:40pm
Jul 4, 2017
great trail! We ended up back on the climb lower down, missed a turn off somehow.
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May 13, 2016
Rat Pac, Snoqualmie

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4 Reviews & Comments

  • + 1
flag north-shore-king (Apr 12, 2016 at 11:02)
 Road Rat pac Sunday APR 10 and it was great.
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  • + 1
flag tompenoyar (May 15, 2017 at 14:04)
 In May 2017 a re-route was put in at mile 1.8. The trail now trends right just before crossing the paved road such that the new trail doesn't cross that road. This was a mutual agreement between landowners and trail users.
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  • + 1
flag dbirt (May 19, 2017 at 14:33)
 Is this trail dog friendly?
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  • + 0
flag Tehshayne (Jul 30, 2017 at 22:47)
 This was a really sick trail. As many people often did I missed a turn and lost out on the later half, but everything up until that point was terrific.

The trail definitely needs some TLC to repair some of the broken obstacles, and protruding roots, but for a beginner rider like me it wasn't a hassle.
I will say that this trail requires some good brakes, as the difficulty is absolutely affected by how fast you let yourself go.
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