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!
An additional “Thank You” to the people/businesses which allowed us to plug in groomers this winter at their locations overnight: 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
Also an additional “Thank You” to the following who assisted/allowed trail reroutes to improve our system this year: Joe Minerath,Tom Blank, John Emblom, Rick Pomeranke, Don & Daryl Johnson, Verna Peterson, Alicia Johnson, David Lenarz, David Bitzan, Craig & Julie Haseman, Hayden Hanson, Herbert & Larry Hoppe, Bruce Waldvogel, Ross Nadgwick, Nott Company- Tom Thoen, Gary Sabolic, Les Dreger, Deb McCormick, Joe Wagner, Dennis Stende, Frank Foslein, Dennis Bitzan, City of Alexandria, Wade Nibbe, Darren Pederson, James & BJ Dodds, Dan Tetrick, and Don Riedel
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.
We are currently hiring trail workers for the 20-21 season. Please contact our office at 320-834-2033 for more information.
Temps were a little tough on the trail base this past weekend. We will be grooming to repair and maintain this week. We could use another shot of snow! Grooming schedule on page 3. Thanks.
We have had a lot of sleds around over the weekend! The trail base is holding up quite well where we’ve seen it. We will begin grooming early tomorrow morning to have the system smooth for the weekend! Great temps forecasted! Thanks – grooming schedule on page 3.
We had quite a week! Significant drifting, trees down and deep snow! We also had a few minor breakdowns. We got everything groomed except the Chippewa, Woodland, Hunt Lake loop this week. Check website for updates. Thanks.