Contact: Rob Bell
PO Box 444
Osseo, MN 55428
Northwest Trails Association was formed as a non-profit volunteer organization in 1973. The Trail Association's aim is to build and maintain snowmobile trails in northwestern Hennepin County, with the help of the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources and their Grant-in-Aid Program.
The Association, after many years of hard work by dedicated volunteers, has created over 100 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 park reserves of Crow-Hassen, and Elm Creek. The Wright Country Trail System is accessible from several locations.
Our success with the trail system, and the success of snowmobiling as a sport, is owed 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 December 1st trail opening and then remove them in April. The trails are groomed using a modern Tucker Sno-Cat and our custom built drags. Driver training is held in early December for all members interested in operating the groomer.
We feel the future of snowmobiling depends on all snowmobilers working together to promote the sport. Being a member of Northwest Trails Association is a way to promote safe, responsible snowmobiling as well as supporting a good local trail system to snowmobile on.
Family involvement is encouraged. Our social activities include: dinner outings, club trail rides.
Date: 11/24/2017 11/25/2017
Event: Traditional Snowmobile Safety Training Class - Corcoran
Description: Traditional Snowmobile Safety Training Class will be held on 11/24/17 and 11/25/17 at Corcoran Civic Center, 8600 County Road #116, Corcoran. We ask that a parent or guardian attend the Friday (7:00-8:00 pm) session. Students must attend both class and pass the online and participate in the driving course to receive their certificates. Warm clothing and a helmet (optional). A class fee of $15.00 must be paid with registration. The fee will be waived for anyone joining the Northwest Trails. Must be 11 years of age prior to class start date to be eligible to take this class.