Build 5.5 more miles of trail this summer!

The Conover-Phelps Trail is on track to being 5.5 miles longer by September. Help fund the final leg into Phelps!

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
will be built this summer.

Check out our construction progress!

The final 2.2 miles could be built in 2018 - when fully funded.

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NEWS

Bid approved for Song Hill Lane

May 12, 2017

In May the Phelps Town Board approved the bid presented by Pitlik & Wick. It was to build the middle section of the Conover-Phelps Trail. It came in under the estimated $500,000 cost of the project. Still to be dealt with –  wet weather and upcoming USFS logging sales. Check…

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REI awards $4,000 grant to fund trail

May 12, 2017

Great Headwaters Trails is now one of REI’s grant partners after the national recreational gear coop awarded GHT $4,000 to help complete the Song Hill Lane project. As part of their support for the project, REI will help promote trails built by GHT and the biking and walking trails of…

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Fat bike and kayak are top prizes in this year’s raffle

May 10, 2017

Thanks to Forever Young Bike and Ski Shop and WalkAbout Sports, participants in this year’s SepTimber Ride raffle can win a premium play thing for land and water. A Specialized Fat Boy SE fat tire bike is the raffle’s top prize, and second prize is a Perception Prodigy 12 kayak…

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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 last 30% of the Conover – Phelps Trail. <a href="https://greatheadwaterstrails.z2systems.com/np/clients/greatheadwaterstrails/donation.jsp">DONATE NOW</a>
Make the Northwoods even better – donate to help build the last 30% of the Conover – Phelps Trail. 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