Trail update

Our trails are in the best condition that they have been in many years!!!!!  Come to Douglas County and plan a ride!!  We will have finished the system as planned by 3 PM today.  Thanks to everyone who supports us.  Enjoy!

Trail and grooming update

We still have awesome snow!  We are having trouble keeping up with the grooming.  The wind continues to move snow and close up trails behind us.  Please check the grooming schedule prior to riding.  The best days to ride are Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays.  We will get everything groomed again this week and much of the system twice (see schedule).  There is more snow (and wind) in the forecast!   We will continue to groom!  Come visit Douglas County!

grooming update

I have been grooming for 12 years.  I have never experienced the snow we have this year.  I feared getting stuck almost every time I left the trail base yesterday.  I had to groom to a road to make a safe turn around!

We will finish grooming the Long Prairie trail on Friday morning. Grooming is slow going with deep, hard drifts.  With the exception of some minor drifting on trails groomed earlier in the week, the trails will be ready for the weekend!  If you haven’t vivsited Douglas County’s trail system,  it’s time to come here and ride.  We have so much snow!  Thanks to All!

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.

Grooming Schedule for the week of -3/10/2019


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
 M Viking
 T Arrowwood
North Hookup
M S Inspiration
 T Big Ole
Long Prairie
Spruce Hill
Bare Knob
N Inspiration
 T Carlos State Park
Carlos Connection
Day South Trails
M South Hookup
 M Buttermilk
Villard Hookup
Head Of Lakes
2 Pole
Ready Riders
27 West-south
27 West-north
Day Central Lakes
 M E Central Lakes
 T W Central Lakes
 M Esplanade
 M (Eagles Leg)