Northwest Trails Association

Club Details

Northwest Trails Association
Contact: Randy Baudler
PO Box 444
Osseo, MN 55428
Phone: 763-420-5526
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 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 park reserves of Crow-Hassen, and Elm Creek, Baker and Lake Rebecca. 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 2 modern Tucker Sno-Cats and our custom built drags. Driver training is held in early December for all members interested in operating the groomers.

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. Youth Safety Training is provide each fall by own dedicated DNR trained instructors. All youths age 12-15 are encouraged to participate.

Club Events

Date: 10/02/2018
Event: NWT General Membership Meeting
Description: Our General Membership meetings are the 1st Tuesday of the Month through June. We start promptly at 7:30 pm in the meeting rooms located in the lower level by Robert's at Medina restaurant.

Guests are welcome and encouraged to become members of a club, which is the future of our sport!
Date: 11/25/2022 11/26/2022
Event: Youth Snowmobile Safety Field Day Class - Corcoran
Description: Northwest Trails Association will host a Youth Snowmobile Safety Field Day Class on November 25th and 26th, 2022 at Immanuel United Methodist Church, 10025 Brockton Ln N, Corcoran, MN 55340.

Class Dates: Friday November 25th and Saturday 26th. Students must attend both classes and pass the online and participate in the driving course to receive their certificate.

Hours: Friday 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm (We ask that a parent or guardian attend this session)
Saturday 9:00 am - 3:00 pm (Parent or Guardian attendance is optional)

Supplies Needed: Warm clothing and a helmet. Lunch and snowmobiles will be provided.

Class Fee: $5.00 must be paid with registration. Fee will be waived for any member or anyone joining North West Trails.
An additional $5.00 must be paid to the DNR after attending the class. All instructors are DNR Certified volunteers and are unpaid. We do incur costs from time to time such as, lunch and sled costs. To incur classes in the future, any additional donations of cash, or snowmobile gear would be appreciated.

Students MUST bring proof of completion of the DNR approved online safety course.

Participants must be 11 years of age before class start date listed above and have completed the online course in order to be eligible to take this class.

For additional information contact Randy Baudler at 763-420-5526 or by email at
Date: 11/24/2023 11/25/2023
Event: Snowmobile Safety Field Day (Corcoran Nov 24-25, 2023
Description: LOCATION: Immanuel United Methodist Church
10025 Brockton Lane N
Corcoran, MN 55340

Friday November 24th 7pm-8pm (we ask parents to attend this session)
Saturday November 25th 9am-3pm (parent or guardian attendance is optional)

Warm clothing and a helmet. Lunch and snowmobiles will be provided.

CLASS FEE: $5 - must be paid with registration. Fee will be waived for any member or anyone joining Northwest Trails.
(an additional $5 must be paid to the DNR after attending class. All instructors are DNR Certified instructors and are unpaid. We do incur costs from time to time such as materials, lunch, and sled costs. To ensure classes in the future, any additional donations of cash or snowmobile gear are greatly appreciated!


Club Officers

Grant Scheibe
Director at Large (Past President)
90 Pond View Drive
Loretto, MN 55357
Randy Baudler
9259 Foxline Dr N
Corcoran, MN 55340
Lance Lubbers
Vice President
22435 129th Place North
Rogers, MN 55374
Ray Ehrlich
23105 Larsen Road
Corcoran, MN 55340
Marc Dahlquist
PO Box 121
Osseo, MN 55369
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