Building Family-Friendly Biking and Walking Trails

The mission of the Great Headwaters Trails Foundation, Inc., is to develop and support a system of family-friendly, community bicycling and walking trails connecting the towns and serving the residents and visitors of eastern Vilas County.

About Us

Great Headwaters Trail Foundation Our Goal: Build 40 Miles of Biking and Walking Trails

Since our 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 system, the Conover-Phelps Trail, was completed in 2021. The next leg, the River Trail, will connect St. Germain to Eagle River. There are a lot of people that need to be educated on this important project! Want to know more? Contact us at

GHT System map may 2017

Two Great Rides in 2024!

Come enjoy a ride with Dick Leinenkugel on the beautiful Conover-Phelps Trail or take a road ride on scenic Northwoods roads, and help GHT raise funds for the enhancement and development of eastern Vilas County bike trails.


SepTimber Ride September 14, 2024: Eagle River WI

The SepTimber Ride offers three unique and fun routes with a pair of the area’s favorite destinations for beer and wine enthusiasts – Tribute Brewing Company and Three Lakes Winery. All we need is you and your friends! 

Jim and Kathy

Trail info to share, People to meet, Raffle tickets to sell!

Help Us Get Out the Word about GHT's work. Watch for our booths at various events in Eagle River, Conover, Phelps and Land O' Lakes. Sign up to help us staff our booths. 

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Help Us Develop More Biking and Walking Trails in Eastern Vilas County!