Snowmobile Trails are open from December 1st thru April 1st


Trails are Open!

If we get the snow predicted for 1/17/2020 - 1/18/2020, groomers will be out on January 19th.  Again travel with caution, especially on Highway 13 as the ditch has been altered and there are hazards. Also be careful near the 169/Hwy 41 construction area.  Reminder that the Minnesota River Valley trail is closed from Louisville Swamp to Jordan due to flooding damage. 

Depending on snow conditions, trails in Minnesota are open from December 1st thru April 1st. For information on Trail Conditions in Scott County, MN, go the the Sno-Trails Facebook page - Scott County Sno-Trails

The Scott County Sno-Trails Association manages all the snowmobile trails in Prior Lake and trails in Scott County and is a joint effort by the local clubs including Belle Plaine/Henderson Borough Riders, Prior Lake Snowmobile Association, Shakopee River Valley Trailblazers and the Savage Sno-Pacers. Check out the other local clubs on our links page for more trail conditions and club events.

Trail Access

Trail Access and Trailer Parking:

Sand Point Beach – 14349 Crest Ave, Prior Lake

Tractor Supply – 16907 Hwy 13 S, Prior Lake

Louisville Swamp – Minnesota River Trail – access off 169 by Renaissance Festival entrance.  Look for signs south of Shakopee

Louisville Lanes – 3020 W 133rd St, Shakopee

Know the Rules and Local Ordinances

KNOW THE RULES AND STAY ON THE TRAIL!  In Prior Lake you must ride on the side of the street (10 MPH) until you get to a trail. You cannot ride in the easement, across yards, across private fields/land or through city parks. To preserve the community's investment in the downtown and other streets, the city of Prior Lake strictly enforces it's snowmobile ordinance.  

Trail Etiquette


Snowmobiling is very much a community activity. Snowmobile clubs, which are almost always volunteer driven, are the main reason we have so many fantastic trail systems to ride. If you want these trails to be available for years to come there are some rules that need to be followed. As a snowmobiler you have a responsibility to ride in a manner that is both legal and respectful towards your fellow riders and the environment.

  1. Ride on the right side of the trail.
  2. Give trail groomers the right of way
  3. Ride only where permitted. Don’t cut corners, and stay within the trail markers, and pay attention and follow all posted signs.
  4. Be courteous to other riders and hikers on the trail.
  5. When riding downhill, yield to uphill traffic. Uphill traffic may have difficulty starting again after stopping.
  6. When you see others coming towards you, slow down and proceed with caution.
  7. If you meet skiers, horses, or hikers coming from the opposite direction, slow down, pull over, and yield the right-of-way.
  8. Be safe and considerate when you stop along the trail. Never stop side-by-side, in the middle of the trail, at the crest of a hill, or around a corner on the trail. Also, never block an intersection.
  9. If you stop to talk to others on the trail, be polite and remove your helmet. A helmet masks your features and can be intimidating.
  10. If you are leading a group, stop at all stop signs and intersections and let the rest of your group catch up to ensure everyone is still following you.  Not everyone in the group may know the trail system.
  11. Remember to shut off your engine.
  12. Leave gates as you find them.
  13. Report downed trees and trail maintenance needs to land managers or snowmobile clubs.
  14. Report illegal riding.
  15. Carry out what you carry in.