Located midway between the Twin Cities and Fargo-Moorhead, the Douglas Area Trails Association maintains 368 miles of snowmobile trails in west central Minnesota’s Hardwood Hills and River Prairie landscapes. With the abundance of lakes throughout Douglas County, the DATA Trails offer a combination of open flatland to heavily wooded, hilly riding opportunities. Snowmobilers often comment about the spectacular views and abundant wildlife they encounter while riding. Every community in Douglas County is connected by trail, so you are never far from food, gas, services, or accommodations. 36 miles of our system is the blacktopped, multi-use Central Lakes Trail which connects us to Fergus Falls to the north or the St. Cloud Area to the south. The Central Lakes Trail provides quick and easy access to trails all across Douglas County. Come to Douglas County a take a ride!
Support the sport you love by becoming a Member this season! Family membership is $40 per year with $20 going to MNUSA, the state snowmobile trail association. Your membership contribution helps provide our trail insurance coverage, new trail developments, double grooming during the height of the winter season, and helps pay for our annual landowner appreciation dinner. The $40 combined membership is a great value so please support us by joining DATA! You can also obtain your membership at any of our local snowmobile dealers; Ollie’s Service, Woodsmen Power Products, Evansville Sports & Lawn, DS Powersports, and Country Cat in Sauk Centre.
Trail Stickers (Permits) are available at all electronic licensing sites (where hunting and fishing licenses are sold).
DATA trails are closed.
Well, we didn’t get the snow totals we had hoped. From 1-3 inches fell depending on where you are in located Douglas County. The trails are still open for now. We rode a good portion of the trail system today to check for deep water and trail conditions. We marked some water areas with caution signs and flagged off some other areas. All areas that we checked still had very thick ice below the water which is now on top.
The wooded areas are still OK. Ditches vary depending on what side your on. Tilled fields are pretty poor. The Central Lakes trail is also pretty poor. I wish I had a better update! Ride with caution if you go out. Beware of water!
Hello to All,
Trails remain open for now. We struggled with this decision for a few reasons………..We lost most of our snow from last week. There are several areas with water on top of the ice. We checked several of these areas and flagged off a few for riders to go around. We are also forcasted to get anywhere from 5-11″ of snow in the next 24 hours, so we didn’t want to close trails. Please use caution as there will be water areas (we’re hoping it refreezes). We will go out and mark the deeper water areas, or close trail sections. We may or may not be grooming dirt trails again this season. We may be grooming the Central Lakes if we get enough snow.