stateLocated 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



Support the sport you love by becoming a Member this season! Family membership is $45 per year with $25 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 $45 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.

Membership Letter

Trail Stickers

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.

Grooming update

We have so much snow!   This week is slow going as we have a lot of drifting, and high banks to open at road crossings.  We have two Cats without drags going ahead to open up road crossings and cut down drifts.  Two Cats are following with grooming drags. We will not get entire system groomed this week with the amount of snow to move, but we’ll do what we can!

Be sure to check the website as to what is groomed.  Ride with caution.

trail update/grooming plan

We got more snow today and wind with it.  We have plenty of snow!

With the drifting, we will be running 2 Cats without a drag on Wed and Thurs.   The groomers will be following those cats later.   We have a very busy schedule planned, and should get most of the system groomed by Friday night.

Trail Update

We have 6-8″ of new snow, with more coming tomorrow!   We will resume grooming on Wednesday after the wind goes down.  Schedule will be posted tomorrow.   Trails in Douglas County haven’t had this much snow in ten years!   Schedule your trip here now!  Enjoy your ride!