Fall 2018 Trail Update

Our DATA Crew has been busy since mid August. We have the wooded parcels, CRP fields, and field edges mowed. We have 2 days left to finish hanging our signage for the 2019 winter. We have also been re-routing and adjusting trail segments as needed due to construction/trail improvement/trail safety/moving trail off water areas. There are several trail sections which have been improved.

Next week we will pack our sloughs (We have already crossed some while signing). There are still many which are unsafe to cross by ATV. After another 10 days of cold, we’ll be ready for snow!

Thanks to all Advertisers, and Sponsors who have supported again for this season!

Thanks to our Landowners- there is so much to see in Douglas County!

Trail update

Well,  we didn’t get the snow totals we had hoped.  From 1-3 inches fell depending on where you are in located Douglas County.  The trails are still open for now. We rode a good portion of the trail system today to check for deep water and trail conditions.  We marked some water areas with caution signs and flagged off some other areas.  All areas that we checked still had very thick ice below the water which is now on top.

The wooded areas are still OK.  Ditches vary depending on what side your on.  Tilled fields are pretty poor.  The Central Lakes trail is also pretty poor.  I wish I had a better update!  Ride with caution if you go out. Beware of water!

The Staff at Lake Carlos State Park has asked that snowmobilers please be respectful by staying on designated snowmobile trails and off ski trails!

Contact us with comments or trail concerns. Our e-mail address is data@gctel.com.


To request a free map and area information please contact:

Explore Alexandria Tourism 

Alexandria Chamber of Commerce
800-245-2539 or 320-763-3161

Email info@alexandriamn.org for a 2018 Trail Map.


The DATA trail has been GIS mapped. To view this data, download the free version of Google Earth and open our map file.

Grooming Schedule for the week of –


Day Northwest Trails
Ida Valley
 Th Woodland
 M N Little Alps
 M W Little Alps
 M S Little Alps
 M E Little Alps
 Th Hunt Lake
 T Ottertail
 F Chippewa
 M Moon Ridge
 Day North East Trails
 M,Th Viking
 M,Th Arrowwood
 M,Th North Hookup
 W S Inspiration
 W Big Ole
 T,W Long Prairie
 T Spruce Hill
 T Bare Knob
 M,Th N Inspiration
 T Carlos State Park
 T,W Carlos Connection
Day South Trails
 M,Th South Hookup
 Th Buttermilk
 T,T Villard Hookup
 T Prairie
 M Sikaso
 T,T Head Of Lakes
 M 2 Pole
 W Ready Riders
 W,W 27 West-south
 W,W 27 West-north
 W,W Runestone
Day Central Lakes
F E Central Lakes
 F W Central Lakes
 F Esplanade
 F (Eagles Leg)
 M,Th YMCA Leg