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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!  
Thank You to the people/businesses which allow us to plug the groomers in overnight during winter grooming season: Leaf Valley Mercantile, Jack Bitzan, Garfield Lumber, Joe’s Gas & Deli, Melby Outpost, DC Runestone Park, Brian Eastlund, Earl Anderson, Jason Enninga, Brothers Market- Miltona, John Wenner, Farm & Industrial Supply

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Trail update
Feb 6th
We will be grooming entire system this week. See schedule. 

Jan 31st
We will be doing some grooming this week, but it will be limited due to mornings temps.  Trails have held up well all winter and are still in great condition.  See schedule below our map.  
Jan 23rd
We are grooming this week.  Although no significant snowfall  in Douglas County for a few weeks, still plenty of snow and good trail base.   Heavier ridden spots are a bit thin, but overall trails are in good to great condition.  See grooming schedule below map.  
Jan 17th 
We are grooming this week. We only got an inch of snow this week so far, but trails are holding up well.  My operators all said this morning-still plenty of snow to roll through the drags.  See grooming schedule below map.  Thanks!  
Jan 8th
Monday Jan 9th was equipment service day   
Groomers will all be going out this Tuesday-Friday.  

Jan 2 nd
Three groomers went out today.  Hoping to have all 4 going the rest of the week - all with large trail master  drags on.  Lots of snow.  Trails should be nice after this round.  

Dec 29th
All four groomers have been out the past three days.  We are using our light drags this week.  We have still been unhooking drags as necessary.  Lots of snow!  We feel like we are getting caught up some- we'll keep moving groomers.  Nice temps help!   Trails are getting better each day.  Next week - large drags - better grooming.  Thanks. Ride safe. 

Dec 27th
Groomers are out.  See schedule. 

Dec 23rd
Happy Holidays from the Staff and Board at DATA Trails! Trails are open (except KOAK)  however we will not resume grooming until Tuesday due to weather/ holidays. We have been busy with packing/ tree removal and grooming this past week to have as much of the system open as possible. We're excited for warmer weather this coming week, and  a great riding season!  

Dec 21st
All trails open except for koak.  
We will finish terracing the south and northwest trails today.   The northeast trails have been groomed once except for bare knob.  We are doing what we can with the weather and conditions.   Ice thickness has improved tremendously of course.  With the amount of ice/snow/weight on the trees they continue to break and fall. We are still encountering trees down daily.   Ride slowly and safely.    

Dec 17th
We terraced and packed in road crossings today on hunt lake, woodland, north hookup, 2pole, sikaso, north inspiration, and spruce hill today.   Moon ridge and koak trails are closed.  

Dec 16th
Alex-villard trail and Ottertail trail is open.   Moon ridge and koak still closed due to thin ice.   We started terracing today on Viking, south, arrowwood, north hookup, Ymca, and  Carlos park.  
Dec 15th
Data trails are open except for: moon ridge,  Ottertail, koak, and Alex-villard.   There is a combination of bad ice, or trees down on these 4 trails.  Use caution while riding as you will encounter low tree limbs due to the ice weighing them down.  There may be a few gates not open  as well.  
We will begin packing with our groomers tomorrow.   We have  from 8"-12" of snow.   Thanks.  Ride right, ride safe.  

Dec 14, 2022
3-4" of snow overnight- not enough to open trails yet.   We will go out and finish packing swamps today.  We have 7 trails left to go.  Hoping to get enough snow to open trails after tomorrow's snowfall.  
Dec 13, 2022
We are packing sloughs- currently about 60 percent done.  We will see how much snow we get today and Wednesday.  We may be able to open the trails that we have packed. We'll keep you updated.  
Dec 7, 2022
Douglas. County received 3-4” of snow today.   DATA trails are closed for now.  We are packing sloughs (there is limited ice) but  hoping to be able to open trails with the next significant snowfall. 
Sep 20, 2022
We are busy clearing trails and cutting trees!  There are more trees down in Douglas County than we have seen in several years due to the summer storms.   We’ll be ready for snow though!  We have about 70 miles finished so far.
Mar 17, 2022
DATA Trails are closed for the season.  Thanks to all who make our system possible.  Thanks to all Landowners for allowing trails through their property. 
We ended up with 11 weeks of grooming, and 12 weeks of “trails open for riding”.   Great season!!