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Northwest Trails Association was formed as a non-profit volunteer organization in 1973. The Trail Association's goal is to build and maintain snowmobile trails in northwestern Hennepin County with the help of the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources and its Grant-in-Aid Program.

Northwest Trails, after many years of hard work by dedicated volunteers, has created over 150 miles of groomed trails throughout northwestern Hennepin County for all to enjoy.

Permission to construct and maintain these trails has been granted by private landowners as well as government agencies. Our trail runs through the Hennepin Parks and park reserves of: Morris T. Baker, Crow-Hassan, and Elm Creek. The Wright Country Trail System is accessible from several locations.

Our success with the trail system and the acknowledgement of snowmobiling as a sport, is attributed to the willingness of landowners who let snowmobilers travel on their private property. We, as an association, are very grateful to all the landowners for extending this privilege to Northwest Trails and the snowmobilers who use the trails.

It takes many hours of volunteered labor to mark and maintain our trail system throughout the year. We begin putting out the trail signs in October for the Dec.1 trail opening and remove the signs in April.

The trails are groomed using two Tucker Sno-Cats and our Mogul Master drags. Drivers Training is held in early December for all members interested in operating the Sno-Cat.

We feel the future of snowmobiling depends on all snowmobilers working together to promote the sport. Being a member of the Northwest Trails Association is a way to promote safe, responsible snowmobiling as well as supporting a good local trail system for snowmobiling. Snowmobile Safety Training is also an offering coordinated by our club.

Family involvement is encouraged. Our social activities include: dinner outings, club work nights and group snowmobile trips. By joining Northwest Trails, you will also become a member of the Minnesota United Snowmobile Association (MnUSA), from which you will receive their many benefits.

Trail maps are available from many local businesses that advertise on our map. Why not help support these trails and this fun-filled sport by joining the Northwest Trails Association?



Address:P.O. Box 444, Osseo, MN 55369
Voicemail: 952.882.6770