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).
As of today our trails are closed. We’ll see what snow amounts we get this week.
We have our trails ready to go. We only have a handful of areas which have insufficient ice to carry a groomer (but safe for snowmobiles throughout the entire system). The problem of course is, the snow continues to miss Douglas County!! Trails are still closed. We will pray for snow and keep everyone posted as we near February. Thanks.
DATA trails are currently closed. We do have 2-4 inches of snow depending on where you are in the County. We are currently finishing up packing and trimming cattail and other low areas which we couldn’t mow with our tractor this year. We’re hoping for a blast of snow soon so we can open trails and begin grooming! I will update more when trails open.