$21,000 Challenge more than matched!

Over $60,000 has come in since the "Complete the Trail" Campaign kicked off before Thanksgiving. If such strong support continues the Conover-Phelps Trail could be completed this summer!

Family event on new Conover-Phelps Trail!

Come enjoy the Gillum Memorial Bike and Hike on July 21. Honor the memory of Don Gillum, a volunteer who helped make the trail happen, and help complete the last two miles of the trail.

Mark Your Calendar SepTimber Ride 2018!

Make plans to join us for the 2018 SepTimber Ride - September 8th in Eagle River. Proceeds from the Ride help raise funds for biking and walking trail development.

Next up: The River Trail

The next 10-mile leg of the trail system will connect Eagle River to St. Germain. Watch for new developments.

Building family-friendly biking and walking trails near the source of a Great River

The Great Headwaters Trails foundation’s goal is to build 40 miles of biking and walking trails in eastern Vilas County, the headwaters of the Wisconsin River. The Great Headwaters Trails system will connect the towns of Land O’ Lakes, Conover, Phelps and Eagle River and beyond to the Three Eagles Trail, Heart of Vilas Trail and Wilderness Lakes Trail.

A grand vision – a connecting system of over 110 miles of trails.

The first leg of the Great Headwaters Trails system is the Conover-Phelps Trail.

The Conover-Phelps Trail

Help support the development of the first 11 mile leg of the 40-mile trail system.

3.2 miles
in place and in use

5.5 more miles
have been added this summer.

Check out the new trail!

The final 2.2 miles
can be added in 2018 - if fully funded.

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NEWS

Keep a Good Thing Going

February 19, 2018

“The news about bike trails in eastern Vilas County is good, very good and to be determined,” says Jeff Currie, president of Great Headwaters Trails (GHT). The good news, says Currie, is that 9 miles of the 11 mile Conover-Phelps Biking and Walking Trail are now complete and ready to…

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Coming next July: A trail celebration!

December 14, 2017

Don Gillum (above) was a valued GHT volunteer and a respected and well-known member of the eastern Vilas County community. The Don Gillum Memorial Bike and Hike coming up next summer will honor his memory and celebrate the developing Conover-Phelps Trail. The July 21 family-oriented event will start in Conover’s Community Park…

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Heavy lifting and successful trail building

December 14, 2017

The Conover-Phelps Trail is now almost 9 miles long. Behind that great news are these key people: Carlton Schroeder, PE, designed the newest 5.5 mile section working with Gary Meister to do the groundwork and take the project from the conceptual stage to a Certified for Construction design package, with…

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Be an active ingredient – all kinds of skills are needed to build top notch biking and walking trails. Add yours! <a href="https://ghtrails.org/volunteer-2/">VOLUNTEER</a>
Be an active ingredient – all kinds of skills are needed to build top notch biking and walking trails. Add yours! VOLUNTEER
Make the Northwoods even better – donate to help build the Great Headwaters Trail System <a href="https://ghtrails.org/donate">DONATE NOW</a>
Make the Northwoods even better – donate to help build the Great Headwaters Trail System DONATE NOW
When it comes to nonmotorized trails, here are the people – all volunteers - who are moving things forward in eastern Vilas County. <a href="https://ghtrails.org/about/">LEARN MORE</a>
When it comes to nonmotorized trails, here are the people – all volunteers - who are moving things forward in eastern Vilas County. LEARN MORE
Good trails pay off in fun, well-being, and dollars. Here’s what is in place and in the works right now! <a href="https://ghtrails.org/trail-system/plans-and-progress/">SEE THE PROGRESS</a>
Good trails pay off in fun, well-being, and dollars. Here’s what is in place and in the works right now! SEE THE PROGRESS