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, Boomerang Marine & Sports, 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). All snowmobiles registered in another state or country must have a state snowmobile trail sticker when operating on state and GIA trails.
Its was a very wet fall! We mowed what we could with our tractor/mower, but skipped more this year than any other in several years. We are close to finished with our posting and trimming. After deer hunting, we will hang sponsor signage and update directional signage. After signing, we will pack our cattail and ice areas- which should be crossable by then with the temps this November! We’re hoping snow will soon follow, and we can open trails in Dec. for a great riding season. We again have several reroutes for you to enjoy. Visit our face book page for more photos/info.
The DATA Trails are closed for the season. Thanks to everyone involved who makes our trail system possible. Please contact us if you have questions or concerns about the trails. We are constantly working to improve the riding/safety/scenery of our trail system.
We did groom this morning- the Central lakes (west and back), inside loop of Inspiration, Big Ole, some of Carlos Park, and Arrowwood, Viking back to the shop. We’ll see what the warm temps and rain do the next few days. I know there is still a lot of snow as of today.