Let's Finish Up the Conover-Phelps Trail!

Don't let snow slow things down! Help keep things on track to build the last 2 miles of trail this summer.

We thank all those who responded so generously to the recent appeal and have helped us reach the $420,000 mark, close to full funding for the last section.

An updated Yard & Mile Club list will be posted later this spring. Click here for the  membership list as of last fall.

The Yard & Mile Club is still open to new members!

Family fun on the Conover-Phelps Trail - July 20, 2019

This year's Don Gillum Memorial Bike and Hike features a scavenger hunt, geocaching, and a chance to win an adult bike or a youth bike. And more!

Check out NewsChannel 12's report on last year's ride - click here!

SepTimber Ride 2018 was record-breaking!

With 238 riders, this year's Eagle River-based brewery-to-winery ride was the best ever!

SAVE THE DATE: SepTimber Ride V will be on Sept. 14, 2019.

Next up: The River Trail

This 10-mile trail will connect Eagle River to St. Germain. GHT is working with the River Trail Commission made up of the municipalities of St Germain, Cloverland and Eagle River. 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 finish the last 2 miles of this 11-mile trail!

3.2 miles
in place and in use

5.5 more miles
were completed last fall.

Check out the new trail!

The final 2 miles
can be added by 2019.

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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