3.6 miles
Distance
104 ft
Climb
-1,475 ft
Descent
00:31:03
Avg time

Rat Pac Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Cle Elum
    , Washington
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Blue (1 vote)
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM
  • 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
    • 75 in Hiking

UPDATE: TRAIL CLOSED. Logging on the HowGo Unit has begun. Riders should be extremely cautious if they choose to ride Alliance Road or the Ridge Road, as equipment will be moving through the area.
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

Please be considerate of the private land owners on Summit View Rd if parking at Coal Trax. Do not park or ride on the pavement, except to get to the signed climbing route. It is a private road and we need to keep folks off the road and shoulders. Please park at Flagpole Park or the end of Coal Mines Trail and ride up the hill if the lot is full at Coal Trax. Do not park on or along the paved road, the residents are starting to get upset about the road getting blocked by cars, and damaged from parking on the shoulder. Several people are working on a solution to expand the parking.
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.

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
    -7.3%
  • Grade max
    -39.1%
  • Grade min
    38.6%
  • Distance climb
    1,243 ft
  • Distance down
    3 miles
  • Distance flat
    942 ft
  • Avg time
    00:31:03
  • Avg reverse time
    01:01:02
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Status:
on Jul 9, 2021
Very Dry
Avg: 3.85 (36 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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      Rat Pac Trail Reports

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      Jul 9, 2021 @ 4:47pm
      Jul 9, 2021
      Closed for logging. If you ride around trying to find the entrance for a couple hours, you will probably have heatstroke… like myself.
      Jul 2, 2021 @ 9:41pm
      Jul 2, 2021
      Eat Pac is wide open!
      Jun 15, 2021 @ 10:38am
      Jun 15, 2021
      reporter Logging on the HowGo Unit has begun. The trail is closed, and riders should be extremely cautious if they choose to ride Alliance Road or the...
      Jun 5, 2021 @ 9:13am
      Jun 5, 2021
      some light rain today brought the hero dirt, get it before the logging starts.
      May 29, 2021 @ 9:51am
      May 29, 2021
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

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      • 1 rides
      • 22 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 253 rides
      • 14 miles avg distance
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      15 Reviews & Comments

      • + 1
      north-shore-king (Apr 12, 2016 at 11:02)
       Road Rat pac Sunday APR 10 and it was great.
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      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
      dbirt (May 19, 2017 at 14:33)
       Is this trail dog friendly?
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      • + 1
      Lucasbiker (Jun 13, 2020 at 15:08)
       yes
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      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
      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
      Speders (Apr 29, 2019 at 19:29)
       Excellent shape right now!
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      Cschave (Oct 26, 2019 at 14:05)
       Couple of puddles, bit quite nice
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      Cschave (May 30, 2020 at 8:30)
       Road in the afternoon and the trail was in great condition except for being a little dusty, which was expected.
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      • - 1
      Loamdaddy (Jul 18, 2020 at 16:58)
       Rode this trail two years ago and still can’t stop thinking about how bad it was. The big rock was dope but should’ve gone to the street dance in Roslyn instead.

      Dip Tip: Head to Speelyi, drive down the beach and back in tight to the waters edge. If ya get stuck the tank will tow you out
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      plainperson (Oct 4, 2020 at 18:12)
       Not a black. Some optional black lines but this is a blue for sure.
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      cmmtb (May 21, 2021 at 16:18)
       Agree that this trail is an easy blue if you take all of the beginner lines. These lines flow really nicely with the rest of the trail and are still fun. All are marked; watch for the directional markers that indicate black one way, yellow (easy) the other. Anyone that has the stamina to make it up the fire road climb likely has the ability to get back down.

      The whole descent is a blast. Natural flow and narrow singletrack all the way down.

      It’s easy to miss the sharp left going uphill halfway d
      down. After a short steep climb you’ll reach a four way intersection and want to take a sharp right. The rest of the trail is easy to navigate.
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