Trail update

We are out grooming all trails this week.  We have some more terraces to build, ditches to fill in, but if today goes well, we should be able to open all trails for riding tomorrow.  If you are out riding, ride the edges of the trails to help pack the snow down, rather than going right down the center. Check out the map which shows the days each trail is groomed.


Trail update

Happy Saturday to All!! We groomed the following trail loops yesterday and they are open this morning for riding. The Moon Ridge, Chippewa, Ida Valley loop. Also, the 2 Pole, Sikaso, Prairie loop as well as the South, Viking, and YMCA trails (to get back to the shop). Those trails are open for riding. The Central Lakes trail is also open (we’ll be regrooming it tomorrow after the new snow). We only groomed these dirt trails once, (and a second time today) so use caution as they are still rough in field areas. Please stay on marked trails and be safe! Thanks

Trail update

Finally!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 6-7 inches of snow overnight in Garfield!! The Central Lakes trail is open for riding. The “dirt trails” are closed yet. We will be packing/grooming some of the dirt trails today. I’ll keep you posted as to when/what is open. Thanks.

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 –


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