Friday trail update

We had an interesting day with more minor break downs-  We did get most of what was planned groomed- except the Hunt Lake, Moon Ridge, Chip, Ida Valley loop.  We will get that loop groomed tomorrow.  Thanks.

Saturday “chili” ride

There is a group hosting a chili ride tomorrow on the Central Lakes trail.  Find “lakesareafestivals” on face book for more info.

Trail/Grooming Update

We are forecasted to get 3-6″ of snow in the next 36 hours!  This is great, but along with it comes wind.  That said, we will hold off with grooming on Thursday the 7th.  We will start early, and work late Friday (and Saturday if need) be to get as much groomed before the weekend as possible (after the wind dies off).  We should be able to re-groom nearly 70 percent of the system after the wind, but check the schedule prior to going out as the wind will drift in the grooming from earlier in the week.  Come to Douglas County and take a long ride!  Thanks and be safe!

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 -2/17/2019


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