Dane County is well known as a winter destination for Midwest snowmobilers. There are over 500 miles of snowmobile trails that lead you through picturesque hills and valleys and link to a statewide trail network. The Dane County 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. All snowmobiles operating on a Wisconsin snowmobile trail must display a valid snowmobile trail pass from the Wisconsin DNR.
Dane County Parks makes the official announcement when trails will open within Dane County. For trails to be open there must be at least 6 inches of snow with steady below freezing temperatures and all Dane County and WDNR agreements must be in place. Notification is provided by press release, on the Closures & Trail Conditions webpage (button below), and on the 24/7 Trails Information Line (608) 242-4576. Trail Information is generally updated as regions open or close.
View snowmobile trails on our online mapping application (see button below). Once the map is opened, click the Layers icon in upper right (2nd one in), scroll down to the Parks & Recreation section, and check the box to the left of Snowmobile Trails and/or Snowmobile Trail Regions.
Snowmobile Trail GPS Data (.kmz format) - data 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.