We’ll have 80% of the trail completed by this fall!
By  September the trail will stretch almost 9 miles from Conover Community Park to a trailhead and parking area at Song Hill Lane and Cty K in Phelps. Donate online to help us finish the whole 11-mile Conover-Phelps Trail in 2018!
or Download a Donation Form.

Remember the benefit buffet lunch at Sunrise Lodge on Aug. 12. All ticket revenue goes to finishing the trail! Tickets are only $10. For sale at the Phelps Chamber office, at Sunrise Lodge, and several other businesses in the area. You can also buy your tickets  from most GHT volunteers and at our booth at the Wednesday Eagle River Farmers Market. Call 715-617-0080 for more information.

Two more ways to help build additional bike trails –
• Take a chance on winning a fat tire bike or a kayak! Buy your SepTimber Ride Raffle tickets at the Eagle River Chamber of Commerce office, at Hiker Box on Wall St., and at the GHT booth at the Eagle River Farmers Market through July and August! Tickets are 2 for $5 or 5 for $10!
• Donate your old Boat, Vehicle, or Trailer

Go for a ride or walk on the first section of Conover-Phelps Trail!
The Song Hill Lane section gets built this summer!

The completed and paid for first 3.2 mile section starts right in Conover’s Community Park. It goes through downtown, and heads east toward Phelps along railroad grade through wetlands and woodlands north of Hwy K, and ends at Muskrat Creek Rd.
The 5.5 miles from there to Song Hill Lane and Cty K is set to be built this summer. The Town of Phelps has awarded the project has to Pitlik & Wick.
Your donation RIGHT NOW will let us build the last 2.2 miles of the trail! Build a yard for $60, 5 yard for $300, 10 yards for $600.  Pitch in now!


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GHT System 6-2015It’s a grand vision for eastern Vilas County – a vision in the making: More than 40 miles of 10-foot-wide hard surface biking and walking trails connecting all the town centers in eastern Vilas County.
Click here to see a map of the entire system and its four trail corridors.

To help make trail connections, the Eagle River Connector bike path leads from the Three Eagle Trail trailhead to Eagle River’s Historic Train Depot, right on the doorstep of the city’s business district. That sets the stage for community bike-ped trail connections north to Conover and west to St. Germain and the Heart of Vilas Trail System.


Click here for some local examples and scientific studies that show the potential Return on Investment.


Since it connects to three popular existing trail systems, the GHT System will create a network of community biking and walking trails OVER 100 MILES LONG.

The GHT System will connect all the town centers in eastern Vilas County – Eagle River, Conover, Phelps, and Land O’ Lakes. It will also connect to the Wilderness Lakes Trails around Land O’ Lakes, the Three Eagle Trail running from Eagle River to Three Lakes, and the Heart of Vilas System extending from St. Germain through to Manitowish Waters via Sayner and Boulder Junction.

A portion of the GHT System, including the new Eagle River Connector, will also be used for snowmobiling in winter.

GHT’s trails and the entire countywide trail system will be useful to everyone – local school kids, people doing errands, and folks from near and far who will have additional reasons to come up to enjoy the Northwoods. And additional reasons to partake of the goods and services offered by businesses here.