4 miles
Distance
153 ft
Climb
-1,534 ft
Descent
00:28:18
Avg time

Rat Pac Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Cle Elum
    , Washington
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Season
    All year
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on Trail
    Drop, Jump
  • Ride in Rain
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #22796 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    100 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

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.

More Stats for Rat Pac bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -1,383 ft
  • Altitude min
    2,047 ft
  • Altitude max
    3,431 ft
  • Altitude start
    3,431 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,049 ft
  • Grade
    -7.374%
  • Grade max
    -30.802%
  • Grade min
    19.107%
  • Distance climb
    2,151 ft
  • Distance down
    3 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,574 ft
  • Avg time
    00:28:18
  • Avg reverse time
    00:00:43
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Status:
on Nov 11, 2019
Variable
Avg: 3.7 (25 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
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  • Downhill Only
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  • One Direction
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Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
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      Rat Pac Trail Reports

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      Nov 11, 2019 @ 12:29pm
      Nov 11, 2019
      Trail running great however there are 4-5 boards missing from the recently updated banked wood feature just below the large boulder (double black...
      Oct 26, 2019 @ 8:36pm
      Oct 26, 2019
      All clear and surprisingly dry
      Sep 9, 2019 @ 2:44pm
      Sep 9, 2019
      Evergreen work party brushed out the upper third of this trail on 9-7-2019. More work to come.
      Aug 25, 2019 @ 12:08pm
      Aug 25, 2019
      fun flow and lots of playful jumps. If you take the challenging routes beware of disrepair, the easy routes were in good shape
      Jul 30, 2019 @ 8:40pm
      Jul 30, 2019
      Seems like more than half the features are falling apart or down. Trail itself is in good condition but the brush is thick in some places. Could...
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 12 rides
      • 14 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 268 rides
      • 12 miles avg distance
      All
      • 442 rides
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      Photos

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      Dec 21, 2015 @ 10:09pm
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      Routes with this trail

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      Teanaway / Ratpac tour
      26 miles
      Rat Pac Loop
      10 miles

      8 Reviews & Comments

      • + 1
      flag north-shore-king (Apr 12, 2016 at 11:02)
       Road Rat pac Sunday APR 10 and it was great.
      [Reply]
      • + 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.
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      flag dbirt (May 19, 2017 at 14:33)
       Is this trail dog friendly?
      [Reply]
      • + 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.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag Iamtheyeti (Aug 27, 2018 at 20:50)
       This trail has an identity crisis- one minute it's rolly/ cruisy cross-country and the next it’s out of its mind dangerous high-stakes features. It’s almost all downhill. It would probably be more fun on a cooler tackier day- pretty sandy today. Some fun flowy sections for sure.
      [Reply]
      • - 1
      flag Rider656 (Apr 13, 2019 at 16:12)
       Trail is close to an xc trail and very boring. I hope the other trails around the area are better.
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      flag Speders (Apr 29, 2019 at 19:29)
       Excellent shape right now!
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag Cschave (Oct 26, 2019 at 14:05)
       Couple of puddles, bit quite nice
      [Reply]

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