Fall 2020 trail update

Hello to All!  As of today, we have received our second snowfall of the fall with more predicted in the next coming week!  I think we are in for a fantastic winter!  Remember to update your memberships, sponsorships, and sled licenses!

We are currently finishing up the areas which we feel need mowing and tree clearing-  tree lines, CRP fields, and unmaintained wooded sections.   We have 80 plus wood posts to install prior to the ground freezing totally up,  as well as a few trail reroutes to finish up.

We will be hanging signs and prepping groomers the week of deer hunting to be ready to begin grooming when it is time!

Thanks to all involved to make our DATA trails possible!

Trails are closed

DATA trails are closed for the season.  Thanks to all who participate to make our trails available and enjoyable.  We are already making plans and changes for next winter.

Trail update

DATA Trails are open for this weekend.  Although mother nature is taking over and weekend temps will be warm,  there is enough snow pack to keep trails open for the weekend.  We will most likely be closing them on Monday March 9th. If you go out, use caution as there are obviously bare spots, and the ice is getting soft.  Please stay on trails to avoid any damage to alfalfa/lawns (and potential loss of trail segments) during the warm temps.

Thanks to all who make our trail system possible and available.

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
800-235-9441 or 320-763-3161

Email info@alexandriamn.org for a 2021 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)