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!

Trail update

Hello to All,

Trails remain open for now.  We struggled with this decision for a few reasons………..We lost most of our snow from last week.  There are several areas with water on top of the ice.  We checked several of these areas and flagged off a few for riders to go around.  We are also  forcasted to get anywhere from 5-11″ of snow in the next 24 hours, so we didn’t want to close trails.   Please use caution as there will be water areas (we’re hoping it refreezes).  We will go out and mark the deeper water areas, or close trail sections.  We may or may not be grooming dirt trails again this season.  We may be grooming the Central Lakes if we get enough snow.

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


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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.

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