Enjoying the new Phelps section!
This rider is headed downhill on the new trail north of CTH K. Lots of walkers and riders have sampled the new section since its completion in mid-August.
At the trail's official opening event on Sept. 4 more than 90 people came out to Experience the New Trail!
A trailhead at the waterfront in Phelps
The new section heads right up to the shores of North Twin Lake in Phelps' Lakefront Pines Park.
That's where the trail's official opening event was held on Sept. 4 and over 90 people turned out, including these folks!
SepTimber Ride back and in-person in 2021
Almost 300 participants enjoyed SepTimber Ride's trail ride or road ride options in 2019. The Ride is based at Eagle River's Tribute Brewing Co. and all options take you past a special rest stop at Three Lakes Winery.
The Ride brings in funds for area bike trail development and includes a raffle to win a Trek electric bike or an SUP and paddle Over $25,000 have been raised since the Ride was first held in 2015!
Ensure the ongoing quality of the Conover-Phelps Trail!
By 2017, 8.7 miles of trail was in place and paid for!
$300,000+ donated in 2020 and 2021 so the last section could be built
2021 - 1.9 miles of specially engineered trail built
Great Headwaters Trails
Building family-friendly biking and walking trails near the source of a Great River
HELP US GET THE WORD OUT about GHT and Vilas-area bike trails. SIGN UP to help staff the GHT booth this summer.
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 being completed this summer. The next leg, the River Trail, will connect St. Germain to Eagle River. DONATE to help us build more trail!
In 2021, Northwoods biking opportunities of all sorts for people of all ages continue to grow all over the Vilas County area. A new trail between Conover and Phelps will be completed by mid-summer. Essential groundwork is in place for the River Trail between Eagle River and St. Germain. A…Read More
Great Headwaters Trails ends this challenging summer without being slowed down by COVID-19. Fundraising to complete the Conover-Phelps Trail is close to being a total success, great progress has been made on routing the River Trail between Eagle River and St. Germain, and the annual SepTimber Ride biking event drew…Read More
This is crunch time! We’re about $70,000 away from our goal with about $35,000 of the Flanagan Challenge Fund remaining to be matched. The math works to gets us to success, but you only have until Sept. 30 to make sure we get there. Double the impact of your donation…Read More