Enjoying the newest section of the Conover-Phelps Trail
Future trail route along the Wisconsin River
Our next priority project is the River Trail. It will make the nationally recognized, 55-mile-long Heart of Vilas Trail System longer and better! The Heart of Vilas extends from Mercer to Manitowish Waters to Boulder Junction to Sayner/Plum Lake to St Germain. It will be 10 miles longer and connect into Eagle River when the River Trail is complete.
A Ride with Leinie bridge crossing
This summer's Ride with Leinie will use the entire Conover-Phelps Trail, and more! Dick Leinenkugel will lead one of the rides that goes over this bridge at Muskrat Creek.
Use this link to get a map of the newly completed trail.
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
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.
HELP US GET THE WORD OUT about GHT's bike trails. Watch for details about our 2022 booths.
My wife, Ann, and I just registered for SepTimber Ride 2020. We rode part of it already, too – riding on STH 2 from Oregon to Byron and back! (We’re in Illinois for doctor appointments.) Most important, like every year, your Ride registration fee goes to help support GHT bike…Read More
Despite COVID-19, progress on a biking and walking trail between Eagle River and St. Germain is moving forward. The River Trail Commission continues to meet, and the Friends of the River Trail (FoRT) has also been meeting and getting ready to swing into action. Zoom provided one way for the…Read More
Despite all the dark news, the current status of completing the Conover-Phelps Trail is bright: • Expensive special engineering needed due to the 2018 trail reroute has been completed. • To complement the last 2 miles of the trail, a multi-use trailhead is being planned north of Military Creek and…Read More