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).
We had an interesting day with more minor break downs- We did get most of what was planned groomed- except the Hunt Lake, Moon Ridge, Chip, Ida Valley loop. We will get that loop groomed tomorrow. Thanks.
There is a group hosting a chili ride tomorrow on the Central Lakes trail. Find “lakesareafestivals” on face book for more info.
We are forecasted to get 3-6″ of snow in the next 36 hours! This is great, but along with it comes wind. That said, we will hold off with grooming on Thursday the 7th. We will start early, and work late Friday (and Saturday if need) be to get as much groomed before the weekend as possible (after the wind dies off). We should be able to re-groom nearly 70 percent of the system after the wind, but check the schedule prior to going out as the wind will drift in the grooming from earlier in the week. Come to Douglas County and take a long ride! Thanks and be safe!