Get away from the roads!

The Conover-Phelps Trail winds through wetlands and woodlands well away from the highway.

Get a map of the trail - click HERE!

Take a virtual ride - click HERE!

Click HERE if you want to donate to help enhance and extend the trail.

Help keep the trail in top shape and plan improvements. Email us at ghtinfo@ghtrails.org to learn more.

Picture this: A trail right along the Wisconsin River

GHT's next priority project is the River Trail.

The nationally recognized, 55-mile-long Heart of Vilas Trail System extends from Mercer to Manitowish Waters to Boulder Junction to Sayner/Plum Lake to St Germain. The River Trail will add 10 miles to the system and connect it into Eagle River.

You can help make that happen.

Email us at ghtinfo@ghtrails.org if you want to add your time and talent to the project. Click HERE if you want to donate.

Look forward to two great Rides in 2023!

Last summer over 300 people enjoyed RIDE WITH LEINIE on the newly completed Conover-Phelps Trail and the same number signed up for the eighth annual SEPTIMBER RIDE based at Tribute Brewing Co.

Both events return in 2023 and you can register right now! Ride with Leinie will be held on July 29, and SepTimber Ride will he held on Sept. 9!

Great Headwaters Trails

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

Since its founding in 2010, the Great Headwaters Trails Foundation has been closing in on its goal to build 40 miles of biking and walking trails in eastern Vilas County. The system we envision will expand the Heart of Vilas Trail System and connect the towns of Eagle River, Conover, Phelps and Land O’ Lakes, resulting in a connected, family-friendly, hard surface trail system over 110 miles long.

The first leg of the Great Headwaters Trails system is the Conover-Phelps Trail which was completed in 2021. The next leg, the River Trail, will connect St. Germain to Eagle River.

HELP US GET THE WORD OUT about GHT's bike trails. Contact us at ghtinfo@ghtrails.org. Watch for our booths at various events in Eagle River, Conover, Phelps and Land O' Lakes.

Help us develop more biking and walking trails in eastern Vilas County!

NEWS

Make a virtual visit to the Conover-Phelps Trail or join Ride with Leinie on July 30!

July 24, 2022

The Conover-Phelps Trail connects the park in Conover to Lakefront Pines Park in downtown Phelps. This video lets you take a virtual ride from end to end of trail. On a rainy May 28, a hardy crowd of Conover and Phelps supporters turned out for the trail’s official ribbon cutting.…

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Ride with Leinie continues in 2022

February 5, 2022

Registration is now open for Ride with Leinie with Dick Leinenkugel, happening this summer on and around the newly completed Conover-Phelps Trail! Ride with Leinie has been a popular summer event for the past ten years hosted by the Wilderness Lakes Trails (WLT) group in Land O’Lakes. When WLT decided…

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Experience the New Trail!

September 1, 2021

GHT and the Friends of the Conover-Phelps Trail are happy to be collaborating with the Phelps Chamber of Commerce and Eric Eismueller at Old World Charm Bed and Breakfast to be hosting an open house for the newly completed trail on Saturday, Sept. 4. We invite everyone to come out…

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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 DONATE NOW
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! SEE THE PROGRESS