Trail update

DATA trails are currently closed.  We do have 2-4 inches of snow depending on where you are in the County.  We are currently finishing up packing and trimming cattail and other low areas which we couldn’t mow with our tractor this year.  We’re hoping for a blast of snow soon so we can open trails and begin grooming!  I will update more when trails open.

Trail update

We have the trails brushed and trees cleared. Most of the signage is up.  We are currently packing our cattail and slough areas in hopes that the next snow event doesn’t miss Douglas County!

Trail update

We are behind with trail prep this year.  It is mainly due to difficulty accessing trails through low areas.  Most low spots that I mowed a year ago have 12-20 inches of water standing in them.  We need to find alternate ways in to most of these spots, which isn’t usually easy.   We are working extended hours to try to get everything mowed prior to deer hunting.  We are optimistic for snow this year!  Thanks to those who have helped out by cutting up downed trees for us.  It helps keep our tractor/mower moving

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


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 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.

Day Northwest Trails
Ida Valley
N Little Alps
W Little Alps
S Little Alps
E Little Alps
Hunt Lake
Moon Ridge
 Day North East Trails
North Hookup
S Inspiration
Big Ole
Long Prairie
Spruce Hill
Bare Knob
N Inspiration
Carlos State Park
Carlos Connection
Day South Trails
South Hookup
Villard Hookup
Head Of Lakes
2 Pole
Ready Riders
27 West-south
27 West-north
Day Central Lakes
E Central Lakes
W Central Lakes
(Eagles Leg)

* Groomed
** Double Groomed