Rat Pac
Stuart from Rat Pac top
Key Info
2-3-4 of 5 (technical difficulty)
3 of 5 (physical difficulty)
X-Country, Freeride
12 miles total
2541' elevation gain
90% single track
10% fire road
0% paved
47.233383 lat.
-120.962719 long.


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.

Dry and packed, well-drained.

Ride Reports

Thumbs Up!
22 | Oct | '15
I had a little bit of time in the middle of the day today to make the quick trip east over the pass.  It was a beautiful day, and Rat Pac is an early fall classic, so I went for it. I decided to try the newly signed ascent path (see the map on the page).  It was not as easy to follow as it looks like it should be - I crossed paths with two separate groups of riders each trying to routef... Read more

23 | Jun | '15
I had to make a trip across the mountains for work and decided to bring my bike along to try Rat Pac. It was about 90 degrees out and I went up alone (not advised). I parked in the little parking lot across from the trail head to Cole Creek and then headed left down the trail until I ended up near the start of Roslyn (across from high school). I headed up from there. The gates were open up the pav... Read more

At the top near the cell tower
03 | May | '15
First time riding. The directions from Clem Elem starting point arent great. Take the coal creek trail all the way to Roslyn and then the trailhead is right near the intersection of Arizona and C Street. From there, follow the trail as it looks most ridden. We got lost near the top, but your ultimate goal is to get near the cell tower on the main ridge road. From there, take the road south-east un... Read more

View of Stuart from the top
05 | Oct | '14
Beautiful fall colors - the vine maple is amazing right now, and the views of the Stuart range were breathtaking. I had hoped the recent rains would have made hero dirt, but no such luck. It was over 80F today, and there was no moisture anywhere. Definitely some moon dust in places, but the real trick is the needles - plenty of speedy two-wheel drifts! I took the same route as last October (I ne... Read more