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).
Wow do we have snow! I shortened the mileages for the grooming runs this week. This is due to the drifting, and plowed up road crossings. For those who have been riding, you know that the drifts in February and March are not powdery like the drifts back in December! This makes for tougher cutting, plowing, and pulling. We also need to turn around more to open/clear our crossings. We will get everything groomed this week as we know the wind has not done us any favors. We will stick to the grooming schedule as much as possible this week. May be a record grooming and riding season! Thanks!
We did get 5-6″ of fresh snow yesterday! We are out grooming. There are a few modifications to the grooming schedule for this week. Enjoy the snow! There’s a ton of it right now! Thanks
Wow, what a great winter! The weather forecast looks awesome as well. Snow predicted 3 of the next 7 days with much less wind. We have a great snow base and there have been many out riding. We are grooming the majority of the trail system twice this week to work on widening, to cut moguls, and to continue to pack the base. Get out your sleds! Plenty of winter remains! See schedule on page 3.