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).
Our trails are in the best condition that they have been in many years!!!!! Come to Douglas County and plan a ride!! We will have finished the system as planned by 3 PM today. Thanks to everyone who supports us. Enjoy!
We still have awesome snow! We are having trouble keeping up with the grooming. The wind continues to move snow and close up trails behind us. Please check the grooming schedule prior to riding. The best days to ride are Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays. We will get everything groomed again this week and much of the system twice (see schedule). There is more snow (and wind) in the forecast! We will continue to groom! Come visit Douglas County!
I have been grooming for 12 years. I have never experienced the snow we have this year. I feared getting stuck almost every time I left the trail base yesterday. I had to groom to a road to make a safe turn around!
We will finish grooming the Long Prairie trail on Friday morning. Grooming is slow going with deep, hard drifts. With the exception of some minor drifting on trails groomed earlier in the week, the trails will be ready for the weekend! If you haven’t vivsited Douglas County’s trail system, it’s time to come here and ride. We have so much snow! Thanks to All!