Snowmobilers on a Dane County Trail

Information for Snowmobilers

Dane County is well known as a winter destination for Midwest snowmobilers. There are over 500 miles of snowmobile trails throughout the county that will lead you over and through picturesque hills and valleys, linking to a statewide trail network. The Snowmobile Trail System is made possible by the generosity of private landowners. The trails are only open for snowmobiling and snowmobilers are reminded to stay on marked trails at all times. Dane County Parks makes the official announcement when trails will open within the County. For trails to be open there must be at least 6 inches of snow with steady below freezing temperatures. Notification is provided by press release, 24/7 Trails Information Line (608) 242-4576 and on the Parks website: www.countyofdane.com/lwrd/parks. Trail Information is generally updated at 8:00 am and 5:00 pm.

Snowmobile Trail Map

The snowmobile trail map link (below) points to a PDF, 5 MB in size. The map is fairly complex and may have trouble rendering in a browser, please consider saving the target of the link to your desktop or device and opening the PDF in a PDF reader outside of the browser.

Dane County now has five regions versus the previous four quadrants (the former NW quadrant has been split into two regions). The change was made to provide greater snowmobiling opportunities. New Regions:

  • North Central Region (NC) - bordered by Highway 51 on the east, Highway 12 on the west and Columbia County Line to the north.
  • Northwest Region (NW) - bordered by Highway 12 on the east, Highway 151 on the south and Iowa County Line on the west.

The snowmobile trail data is also available for download in .kmz format which is compatible with many different GPS software products, or can be converted to other formats.
Please note that this information is to be used for reference purposes only. Dane County does not guarantee the accuracy of the material contained herein and is not responsible for any misuse or misrepresentation of this information or its derivatives.

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