Weather is going to be great this week in Douglas County!  We will be grooming so come take a ride!  Grooming schedule on page 3.  Enjoy our trails!

Parking areas

For those not familiar or planning a trip from outside of Douglas County,  we have 5 parking areas.

Grandstay-  Parkers Prairie,    Brophy Park – Alexandria,     Douglas County Fairgrounds – Alexandria,   Big Ole – Alexandria and   Kensington Park – Kensington

These are plowed lots for trailer parking all right on the trail system.

Trail update – trails are open

All of our trails are now officially open for riding.  With the combination of snow, wind, temps, breakdowns- it was a crazy first two weeks.  We have groomed some more than others, but had to put one cat in front of the other, which is very slow going.  Ride with caution as there are some areas that have been re-terraced without being groomed after.  Ride 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
800-235-9441 or 320-763-3161

Email 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.

Grooming Schedule for the week of Jan 16th 2022


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