4 miles
Distance
153 ft
Climb
-1,534 ft
Descent
00:27:58
Avg time

Rat Pac Details

  • Riding area
    Cle Elum
    Roslyn, 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
  • eBike Allowed
  • 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
    -1,383 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
    00:27:58
  • Avg reverse time
    00:00:43
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Status:
on Oct 10, 2018
Wet
Avg: 3.5 (16 votes)

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Trail Style
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Directions to rat-pac-35081 trailhead (47.233350, -120.962600)
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Rat Pac Trail Reports

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Oct 10, 2018 @ 5:17pm
Oct 10, 2018
Sep 11, 2018 @ 12:09pm
Sep 11, 2018
Dry and some blown out corners, but it's still Ratpac!
Jul 29, 2018 @ 9:22pm
Jul 29, 2018
Very fun trail, glad we decided to check it out. We stopped by the bike shop in town, Roslyn Rides, and the staff there gave us a cool alternative...
Jul 22, 2018 @ 10:44am
Jul 22, 2018
Overall trail was in pretty solid shape. Few of the tighter turns were moon dusty, but nothing that took away from the ride.
Jul 18, 2018 @ 8:33am
Jul 18, 2018
Pretty dry, but very fun still. Some of the corners and sidehills are a little blown out, but nothing major for this time of year.
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Rat Pac, Issaquah
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Rat Pac, Issaquah
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Dec 21, 2015 @ 10:09pm
Dec 21, 2015
Rat Pac, Cle Elum

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5 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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  • + 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.
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