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!
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.
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
Here’s where things stand as the summer of 2019 comes to an end. All the key pieces are in place to provide a complete biking and walking trail between downtown Conover and downtown Phelps. That includes the funding we believe will be needed to build the last 2 miles of…Read More